Jewish Women International (JWI), founded in 1897 as B’nai B’rith Women, is dedicated to breaking the cycle of violence through education, advocacy and action – locally, nationally and around the world.
Guided by the vision of a safe world for women, children and families and the Jewish concept of tikkun olam, repair of the world, JWI fulfills its mission through many programs, initiatives and philanthropic activities.
For the past decade, JWI has been a leader in the Jewish community in bringing awareness to the issue of domestic violence in the Jewish community. JWI facilitates the work of many organizations and individuals by sponsoring a web-based listing of resources on domestic violence in the Jewish community that provides national, state-by-state and international information.
Local JWI groups include the St. Paul chapter, and the Golda Meir chapter in the Minneapolis area, (952) 544-0922.