At the Well
At the Well envisions a world where women feel whole as a result of their connection to Jewish wisdom and each other. At the Well is on a mission to unify practices of wellness and holiness. JWFNY supports At the Well’s program to develop new and existing Well Circles which serve as communities for women to provide support and mindfulness within each other but also through coaching and connection to their global network.

The Beis Community
The Beis Community prides itself on being an inclusive Orthodox Jewish community giving visibility to those often marginalized—including women, LGBTQ individuals, Jews of color, interfaith couples and other people whose identities have left them out of the Jewish community. JWFNY continues to support The Beis Community for their annual retreat for leadership development and building their capacity to broaden their impact.

Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education
Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education (CIJE) prepares students in Jewish day schools for work and life in the 21st century. Exposing young girls to STEM will, in turn, help close the gender gap in these competitive fields. Through general operating support, JWFNY supports CIJE’s programs to expand services to Jewish girls in day schools throughout NYC.

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) advances systemic change that results in concrete improvements to the city’s marginalized communities. JFREJ uses Jewish values to uplift domestic workers, people with disabilities, and low-income women workers to improve conditions and secure fair pay. Through general operating support, JWFNY supports JFREJ’s work in leadership development and their efforts to organize and promote social change.

jGirls Magazine
jGirls Magazine is an online community and magazine with a national reach written by or for self-identifying Jewish girls between the ages 13-19 across all backgrounds. jGirls editors and users strengthen their leadership skills, self-esteem, sense of identity, and engagement in Jewish life. JWFNY continues to support jGirls Magazine’s efforts to provide a safe space in which young girls can explore identity and develop their own skills and voices in our community.

Keshet works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. Through training, community organizing, and resource development, Keshet partners with clergy, educators, and volunteers providing tools to effect change. JWFNY supports Keshet’s expansion of their Teen LGBTQ & Ally Shabbatonim program.

Moving Traditions
Moving Traditions emboldens teens fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and inspiring commitment to Jewish life. Moving Traditions guides teens to adulthood by challenging and discussing fundamental questions of identity in Judaism. JWNFY supports Moving Traditions’ Jewish Summer Camp Healthy Sexuality Initiative consisting of two cohorts of camp directors and assistant directors to train their camp staff to prevent bias, harassment, and peer pressure.

Sacred Spaces
Sacred Spaces was created to provide the first systemic and preventative solution to abuse in Jewish institutions, centering on a universal accreditation system. JWFNY continues to support Sacred Spaces to provide Jewish organizations with professional services to develop binding abuse-prevention policies matching the best-practice standards of leading public health institutions.

Sanctuary for Families
Sanctuary for Families’ Mishkan Project builds awareness and outreach to survivors of domestic abuse within Orthodox/Ultra-Orthodox communities. JWFNY continues to support the project to ensure these individuals have access to the necessities they need in order to lead stable and safe lives.

Shalom Hartman Institute
Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) redefines the conversation about Judaism in modernity religious pluralism, Israeli democracy, Israel and Jewry, and the relationship with other faith communities. Through their Created Equal: A Research and Educational Project on Men, Women and the Ethics of Shared Leadership, SHI addresses gender equality through Jewish tradition. JWFNY continues to support the program to engage in study to address underlying issues impacted by power dynamics.

T’ruah serves as a rabbinic moral voice to protect and expand human rights in North America. T’ruah has utilized their network to combat major issues such as human trafficking, mass incarceration, and work toward a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians. Through general operating support, JWFNY supports T’ruah’s efforts to strengthen their rabbinic network and train rabbis and cantors to be the voice of the Jewish community promoting social change.

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Itach-Maaki Women Lawyers for Social Justice
Itach-Maaki Women Lawyers for Social Justice works to ensure the voices of disenfranchised Arab and Jewish women are heard in public and policy discourse. Itach-Maaki is dedicated to promoting leadership and trains women in activism to create systemic change. JWFNY supports Itach-Maaki’s holistic model for municipal level gender equality in policy making throughout Israel.

Project Kesher Israel
Project Kesher Israel (PKI) invests in leadership training for women in the Russian-speaking community, enabling them to thrive in their new country. JWFNY supports PKI’s program educating participants about political systems and providing translated news enabling them to be politically active and advocate for their community. and NGO boards.

The Joint Council of Pre-Military Leadership Academies
The Joint Council of Pre-Military Leadership Academies (JCPMLA) is the Mechinot’s umbrella organization and facilitates the development of the next generation of Israeli leadership. Mechinot are designed for those who defer their military service for a year to become educated in topics ranging from gender-related issues and social justice to the co-existence of Jews and Arabs. JWFNY supports the JCPMLA Lishma program which cultivates young Israelis to address gender inequality.

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Appetite for Change
Michelle Horovits, Co-Founder and Executive Director
Appetite for Change (A4C) has created a solution to urban food deserts in Minneapolis that can be replicated throughout the country. JWFNY supports A4C workshops for new mothers and their infant children encompassing nutrition, community building and sharing knowledge

Bella Abzug Leadership Institute
Liz Abzug, Founder and President
Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI) trains and mentors young women to become leaders within their communities and inspire positive social and economic change. JWFNY supports the expansion of BALI’s NYC public school year-round program and includes a formalized mentorship program to advise students on pre-college counseling and internship opportunities.

Emma's Torch
Kerrie Brodie, Founder and CEO
Emma’s Torch reimagines how refugees are integrated into society. With tailored culinary training at their in-house restaurant and catering company, Emma’s Torch prepares students for successful employment. JWFNY supports Emma’s Torch’s stipends for a student cohort enabling the students to commit to their training without financial stress.

New Women New Yorkers
Arielle Kandel, Founder and CEO
New Women New Yorkers (NWNY) empowers immigrant women to get their first paying/fulfilling job in NYC along with providing a safe space for these women to support each other. JWFNY granted general operating support for NWNY to carry out their mission by developing meaningful programming and opportunities for the immigrant women of New York City.

Youth Advocacy Corps
Jennifer Magida, Founder and Director
Youth Advocacy Corps (YAC) empowers youth to respond to their own needs that are impacted by poverty by providing tools, training, and networks. JWFNY supports YAC’s newest program, the Mental Health Awareness Project which will break the stigma surrounding mental health and work to ensure more access to care in underrepresented communities.