Dear Reader,

Thirty-four years ago, shortly after the passing of his life partner and soulmate, Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, and in her honor, the Rebbe asked that each of us celebrate our birthdays.

Why is a birthday celebrated?

The day you were born is the day that G‑d said, YOU are needed in My world; YOU are important to Me! Your talents and abilities are necessary to fix your specific corner of the world.

However, along with that, the Rebbe taught us to ponder: What have I accomplished by being here? Did the world change because of me? Did I have any impact on others? What more can I do? was born 16 years ago today, on the 22nd of Shevat in honor of the yahrtzeit of the Rebbetzin, who lived a life completely devoted to others. Though precious little is known about her due to her fervent desire not to have attention drawn to herself, her selfless dedication, sacrifice and love for the Jewish people is legendary. has had an incredible 16 years of rapid growth as a website. But is so much more than just a site. We are an all-inclusive community and online home for women, empowering women to find their unique voices through learning and education, inspiration and life experiences, and practical tips and advice.

On our birthday, it is our time to ask: What more can we do? How can we make a bigger impact?

Our world has changed so much over the last couple of years with the pandemic. We’ve come to recognize how important it is for us to find ways to connect with one another—whether in person, through a phone call, or virtually.

On a Jewish birthday, it’s customary to get together with family and friends to celebrate. And so, we turn to you, our dear readers, and ask you to help us reach even more women.

Share with us what you like about and what you would like to see on our site. Have we made an impact on your life? How can we improve?

Do you use social media? Please visit us and like us on our Facebook page. Are you signed up to receive our free emails, full of interesting articles and inspiring lessons? Do you have friends or family members who would appreciate receiving our inspiration? Please share it with them.

We invite you to celebrate our birthday with us. Help us become an even bigger and better home for every Jewish woman across the globe!

And, on this special day of the Rebbetzin’s yahrtzeit, as we celebrate the Rebbetzin’s life, and the life lessons and insight that she and the Rebbe granted us, perhaps there is a special resolution that you’d like to take on?

Chana Weisberg
Editor, TJW

P.S. We really do love to hear from you, so let us know how is a part of your life.