JWFNY Funds PresenTense Female Fellows

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York Funds Three Women Entrepreneurs in the PresenTense NYC Fellowship


With the help of JWFNY, PresenTense has chosen three promising women to partake in the 2013 cohort of the NYC Fellowship program. These up-and-coming female leaders will receive high-quality entrepreneurial training and networking to support their ventures geared toward economic empowerment and social action programs for women. On behalf of PresenTense, we are proud to announce the three cohort fellows receiving support from JWFNY:

Adena Blickstein
Jewish Women’s Talent Agency

Adena is a dedicated individual with enthusiasm for the Jewish community and the arts. In 2006, Adena established her own non-profit organization, Professional Women’s Theater. She has studied dance under the auspices of master teachers of Ballet and modern dance, and trained in institutions such as the Joffery Ballet and Tisch NYU. A mother of two, Adena is passionate about enabling religious female performers to use their talents to stay engaged within and strengthen the community.

The Jewish Women’s Talent Agency is an online system designed to expand the market for female performing artists in the Jewish community. It will consist of an online forum whereby events/organizations can find their match among the pool of female professional performing artists. It will also contain a pool of central media (music/dance/visual art) that Jewish female artists can upload and share.

Yvonne Feiger
Réunion De Dames

Yvonne works for a non-profit organization where she spends most of her time assisting teenagers. She is passionate about teaching and the Jewish religion and culture. Yvonne grew up in Vienna, Austria. She is proud of Vienna’s small but vibrant Jewish community and Austria’s newly re-established Jewish life.

Reunion De Dames is an intergenerational women’s discussion group that converses about topics of concern related to the women’s Jewish self-understanding. This venture aims to bring thought provoking discussion and dialogue into the female Jewish community.

Sarah Jacobs
Girls Are People, Too

Sarah was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and now lives happily in New York City. She graduated from the University of Denver, where she studied International Relations and grew her passion for working in the nonprofit world as well as promoting women’s empowerment. Sarah is energetic and passionate about meeting new people and making a change.

Girls Are People, Too is an organization dedicated to empowering women and tweaking the perception of the feminine ideal through mentorship and seminars. The organization is focused on empowering girls between the ages of 8-18 through various discussions, workshops and activities that teach girls they have the power to decide who they should become.

To learn more about the 2013 NYC Fellowship cohort and the fellowship program offered by PresenTense go to www.nycfellowship.com.

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