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International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW)

The International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) was established in 1912, and is an umbrella organization representing Jewish women and women's organizations in 43 countries.

ICJW’s national affiliates and members in 43 countries are involved in a wide range of volunteer activities, offering care services for needy populations, promoting grassroots social welfare projects, providing leadership training for communal activists, and advocating on issues of local and national concern.


ICJW has consultative status at the United Nations as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and maintains permanent delegations in New York, Geneva, Vienna and Paris. ICJW is also represented at the Council of Europe, the European Women’s Lobby, the International Council of Women, the World Jewish Congress, and many other international and regional organizations.

The collection contains approximately 800 files, ranging from 1947 to 2010.