What We Do
JWI’s distinctive mix of vision, voice and leadership is unique among both women’s and Jewish organizations: We are the only organization that empowers, inspires and connects women and girls in three key ways:
We are breaking the cycle of violence against women and girls with healthy relationship workshops that teach teens, college students and young adults to build healthy relationships and advocate for themselves and each other in abusive situations. Community education, designed for both religious and secular groups, raises awareness of domestic violence to foster domestic violence prevention and support for victims. And JWI remains a respected voice on Capitol Hill, constantly advocating for legislation that protects women and girls in the United States and around the world.
We are growing women’s economic security with financial literacy workshops for teens and parents and money-smarts training for college students and young professionals, all over the country. Teaching women and girls to negotiate for the compensation they deserve and then to budget, balance and manage what they earn ensures that they’ll be self-sufficient for the rest of their lives.
We are building women’s leadership by celebrating women role models – each year with our Women to Watch awards, and every day through our Jewish Woman magazine, which inspires readers through stories and profiles of accomplished women from every walk of life. JWI also facilitates mentoring between young professionals and women leaders in a variety of fields.
Get involved! Whether you're a professional working in the domestic violence field, a teacher working with tweens or teens, or a philanthropist looking to make a difference in your community, we have programs that match the needs and resources in your community.