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 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 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 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.