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  1. Eshet Chayil
  2. Critique Responsibly
  3. Bring Your Brains to the Ballot
  4. Shavuot 5768
  5. Sukkot 5768
  6. Rosh Hashana 5768
  7. Make a Buzz
  8. The Conservative Movement: Facing the Future with Two Faces?
  9. We Are the Jewish Vote
  10. First Annual Greasy Latke Awards
  11. Rosh Hashana 5764
  12. JewishSpeak
  13. Strange Bedfellows
  14. Way Too Much
  15. MAJOR
  16. Rosh Hashana 5762
  17. Rosh Hashana 5761
  18. Purim 5760
  19. JCRC Protest
  20. Rosh Hashana 5760
  21. Press Releases

PRESS RELEASES

Eshet Chayil

Jewish Women Watching Demands that Valorous Women Receive Respect from Their Religious Communities
Religious Jewish women devoted to Torah, worship, and communal leadership are victims to constant sexist backlash. In recent weeks the Rabbinical Council of America rejected women's ordination as rabbis; a few years ago, the National Council of Young Israel ruled that women and converts are not permitted to be synagogue presidents in their communities; Women of the Wall routinely face violence from police and religious bystanders for their organized worship at the Western Wall. In response, Jewish Women Watching (JWW), the anonymous, rabble-rousing feminist collective, revealed its latest project that shames the groups responsible for these events and calls on the Jewish community to support women in leadership roles... (view the entire press release or download as a PDF)

Critique Responsibly

Jewish Women Ask: Who is Taking Heat from the Jewish Community?
As students return to school for the new semester, Jewish Women Watching, the anonymous collective of feminist rabble rousers, has released its latest project. This time around, these renegades are critiquing the Jewish community's hypocrisy in responding so unevenly to the opening this past fall of the Hebrew Language Academy (HLA), a Hebrew language public school, compared to the opening of the Khalil Gibran International Academy (KGIA), an Arabic language public school, in fall 2007... (view the entire press release or download as a PDF)

Bring Your Brains to the Ballot

This Election Day, JWW Tells the Jewish Community to Bring Their Brains to the Ballot
This election season, Jews are receiving and spreading distorted messages about Barack Obama. As false rumors circulate and cast his potential presidency as dangerous or "bad for the Jews," Jewish Women Watching is on the scene to expose the ignorance, misinformation, narrow-mindedness, and suspicion that characterize too much conversation about Obama in the Jewish community... (view the entire press release or download as a PDF)

Shavuot 5768

Delivering a Shavuot Message that isn't about Delivering Jewish Babies
On Sunday, June 8, 2008, the eve of the festival of Shavuot, Jews from all over New York will make a pilgrimage to the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan to commemorate the giving of Torah at Mount Sinai. As they meditate on the theme of deliverance, Jewish Women Watching (JWW), the anonymous, rabble-rousing, feminist collective, will ask them to confront the Jewish community's misplaced priorities and relentless pressure to marry and deliver Jewish babies... (view the entire press release or download as a PDF)

Sukkot 5768

JWW DEMANDS THAT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY "EMBRACE THE TREYF"
September 24, 2007/ 12 Tishrei 5768 - Jewish Women Watching, the anonymous collective of feminist rabble rousers, will be appearing in sukkot around the country in the upcoming week. In addition to a surprise personal appearance at the JCC sukkah (details below), thousands of Jews received Sukkot decorations from the renegade group... (view the entire press release or download as a PDF)

The Conservative Movement: Facing the Future with Two Faces?

JEWISH WOMEN WATCHING HOAX STIRS UP JTS CELEBRATION OF WOMEN RABBIS:
CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT ANGRILY DISAVOWS MESSAGE OF EQUITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION

New York, NY (March 30, 2005) – Jewish Women Watching (JWW), the anonymous collective of feminist rabble rousers, has claimed responsibility for infiltrating last night’s Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS) event celebrating twenty years of women as Conservative Jewish rabbis... (view the entire press release or download as a PDF)

We Are the Jewish Vote

JEWISH VOTERS SLAM BUSH, DECLARE: "I AM THE JEWISH VOTE"
JWW OWLS HIT THE STREET FOR PRE-ELECTION HOOTING AND HOLLERING

September 13, 2004/27 Elul, 5764 -- Pundits have tried to claim that this year's Jewish vote belongs to Bush. To counter that misperception, the anonymous group Jewish Women Watching (JWW) has hit the streets with hot pink buttons declaring "I Am The Jewish Vote..." (view the entire press release)

The First Annual Greasy Latke Awards

TOO STRONG TO PRINT?
JEWISH WOMEN WATCHING CENSORED IN THE JEWISH PRESS

December 17, 2003 -- On the eve of publication, both the Forward and the Jewish Week refused to print ads submitted by Jewish Women Watching, the infamous collective of Jewish feminist rabble-rousers... (view the entire press release)

JewishSpeak

JEWISH WOMEN WATCHING PUBLISHES JEWISHSPEAK:
PARODY NEWSPAPER DECRIES STIFLING OF DISSENT AMONG JEWS

April 15, 2003 - Jewish Women Watching (JWW), the legendary New York-based band of anonymous activists, has released its latest project--a newspaper called JewishSpeak. Offering a trenchant critique of anti-democratic tendencies within American Jewry, JWW says it's time to stop silencing dissenting views... (download pdf to read more)

Strange Bedfellows

JEWISH LEADERS URGED TO PROTECT THEMSELVES WITH JEWISH WOMEN WATCHING CONDOM
October 6, 2002 / 30 Tishrei 5763 - As revelers danced through the streets this Simchat Torah (September 28-29, 2002) in celebration of the Torah, Jewish Women Watching (JWW), the New York-based feminist watchdog group, busily broadcast a solemn warning to Jewish communities everywhere: "Practice Safe Politics!" The warning arrived in the mailboxes of over 3,000 American Jewish leaders last week in the form of a postcard and accompanying condom... (download pdf to read more)

Way Too Much

JEWISH WOMEN WATCHING DEMANDS AFFORDABLE JEWISH LIFE
May 20, 2002 (9 Sivan 5762) - The anonymous, renegade group Jewish Women Watching - known for mailings and demonstrations aimed at exposing sexist practices in the organized Jewish community - is demanding that Jewish life be offered at an affordable price... (download pdf to read more)

JWW Unmasked

CLICK ON www.jewishwomenwatching.com
14 Adar 5762 // February 26, 2002 - Jewish Women Watching, the nationally-known anonymous group of feminist provocateurs, is casting its lot on the World Wide Web... (download pdf to read more)

MAJOR

JEWISH WOMEN WATCHING BREAKS GROUND WITH A CALL FOR MAJOR CHANGE
MANHATTAN, 19 Kislev 5762 - This week, many members of the Jewish community will find a program guide for a new center for MAJOR change in their mailboxes. While this program guide may look very similar to those of the JCC, the 92nd Street Y, Makor, and other American Jewish cultural institutions, this particular guide has a very different message to share with the Jewish community... (download pdf to read more)

Rosh Hashana 5762

JEWISH WOMEN WATCHING'S ANTI-SEXIST MESSAGE HITS NEW YORK TIMES
New York, Friday, September 21, 2001 - The front page of the New York Times today urges Jewish women to speak out against sexism in their community... (download pdf to read more)

Rosh Hashana 5761

JEWISH WOMEN STILL WATCHING STRIKE AGAIN WITH NEW YEAR'S ACTION AGAINST SEXISM
Tishrei 5761 - As the gates close on 5760, the anonymous activist group Jewish Women Watching struck again this week with a campaign similar to the one that launched them a year ago. More than 2500 staff and lay leaders of Jewish communal organizations, as well as rabbis, teachers, elected officials and members of the press, received Rosh Hashana (New Year) greeting cards bearing the group's no-frills tagline: Sexism is a sin... (download pdf to read more)

Purim 5760

PURIM PRESS RELEASE
Adar Bet 5760 - This Purim, the silencing of women in the Jewish community sounds loud amidst the cacophony of yells and groggers. Jewish Women Watching (JWW), the notorious anonymous action group, has taken Jews to task for their failure to nurture and celebrate women who speak out for themselves, for women's issues and for the entire community... (download pdf to read more)

JCRC Protest

JCRC ISSUES FALSE DOOMSDAY PROPHECY
52% of the New York Jewish Community will not vanish in Y2K. Jewish Women Watching Serving the Community by Getting the Word Out... (download pdf to read more)

Rosh Hashana 5760

SEXISM IS A SIN
Tishrei 5760 - This week over 1500 members of the Jewish and mainstream press, Jewish communal "who's who" and synagogue and religious leadership received a decidedly different New Year's greeting in their mailboxes... (download pdf to read more)