CWJ is a non-profit organization at the forefront of advancing the rights of women to equality, dignity and justice under Jewish law.
By filing strategic lawsuits, rousing community involvement, and engaging the media and policy makers, CWJ promotes systemic solutions to the complex religious dilemmas that challenge the status of Jewish women: including, the agunah, get refusal, mamzer, and conversion
CWJ’s cutting edge work is poised for tikkun olam. Among its most important work, CWJ counts its litigation project which has pioneered the concept of filing damage claims against husbands who refuse to give a get (divorce). Since its inception, CWJ has filed 25 such claims.. “Tort claims will change the social discourse.” Susan Weiss, CWJ’s Founder and Executive Director, proclaims: “We will no longer relate to a husband’s refusal to give a get as his religious right, but rather as a civil wrong."