Yearly Archives: 2010

Action Alert: Child Nutrition Act

For more information about the recent JWFNY Action Alert on the Children’s Nutrition Act, please visit:

Jewish Girls and Money

Karen Finerman was raised in the Calvinist philosophy, so to speak. “My mother always said, ‘I buy my daughters Calvin … read more

Upcoming Event: JWFNY Symposium – Wednesday, October 27th

JWFNY invites you to join us for a Symposium on:   Global Women’s Issues and the Importance of Volunteerism Wednesday, … read more

Beyond the Rabba-Rousing

Dina Najman, rosh kehila (head of the congregation) at Kehilat Orach Eliezer on the Upper West Side, spends a majority … read more

Innovation Is Not A Synonym For ‘New’

In late 2002, when our Joshua Venture Group (JVG) cohort was announced, the term “Jewish social entrepreneur” did not yet roll easily off the tongue. There was no “innovation ecosystem” to speak of … read more

Professor Halperin Kaddari reelected as Vice-President of the UN

In 2007, JWFNY awarded a grant to the Ruth and Emanuel Rackman Center in Israel to encourage engaged couples to sign prenuptial agreements to avoid the decline of women’s financial status in the event of a divorce. read more

Battling Ovarian And Breast Cancer

Marcia Byalick was 38 years old when her mother died from ovarian cancer. Since then, she has lived with the fear that she and her daughters are at high risk of developing ovarian cancer. When Byalick recently learned of a new study focusing on breast and ovarian cancer among Jewish women, she was eager to participate… read more