A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center
This grant provides A Better Balance the opportunity to partner with synagogues and Jewish organizations across NYC to raise Jewish women’s awareness of policies that support working families and will also help Jewish women identify policy gaps and improve workplace practices.
Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community
This grant supports a major convening that will bring together more than 100 change agents who have participated in AWP programs to share lessons learned, develop collaborative strategies for achieving gender equity and expand the reach of their work.
AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps
This program works with current participants and alumni to expand their understanding of the root causes of poverty, in particular as they relate to gender. It introduces strategies for addressing these issues and works towards developing a cadre of young women dedicated to social justice work.
Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations
This educational program targets Russian speaking mothers who are seeking to integrate Judaism into their home and pass down Jewish values and traditions to their children.
Footsteps is an organization dedicated to helping individuals seeking to transition out of the ultra-orthodox community in which they were raised. This gender sensitive program will help female Footsteps members obtain and retain jobs in mainstream society.
Hebrew Free Loan Society
This gender sensitive micro-enterprise training course aims to maximize the number of low income Charedi women who successfully launch home based businesses.
Jewish Child Care Association
This two year culturally sensitive program provides mostly immigrant Jewish women with an opportunity to open independent, home-based day care businesses.
Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
In partnership with the National Domestic Worker Alliance and Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, JFREJ will improve the senior care industry by linking seniors and domestic workers together to create a new consumer directed training program.
Jewish Women’s Archive
This grant supports the institute for NYC Educators which provides teachers the opportunity to encounter new content, be inspired by the stores of Jewish women, rethink what constitutes a Jewish text and to acquire new pedagogic skills.
This grant supports the mentorship and coaching of Mechon Hadar female teachers and students to help develop the next generation of female scholars and leaders.
National Association for Jewish Chaplains
The National Association for Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) is the professional organization of Jewish chaplains worldwide. The funds further enable NAJC to recruit female candidates seeking to become Jewish chaplains and place them in appropriate health care training facilities, conduct certification and assist in job placement.
Nehirim is a national community of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews, families and allies committed to a more just and inclusive world. Funds will be dedicated to supporting and developing their women’s programming.
PresenTense engages and inspires the most creative minds of the rising generation, investing in their ideas and mobilizing their networks to revitalize the Jewish community. The grant helps train and support female social entrepreneurs who are developing social ventures aimed at supporting the needs of women.
Sharsheret is a national not-for-profit organization supporting young women and their families, of all Jewish backgrounds, facing breast cancer. The grant supports their programs that empower Jewish women to take control of their financial well-being during a health crisis and navigate financial planning and wellness.
This grant will support the creation of a supplement to the Slingshot Guide which highlights the most innovative Jewish organizations in North America that support the needs of women and girls.
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
This grant supports a day-long conference for NYC rabbis on human trafficking. Rabbis will study Jewish texts about forced labor, learn about slavery in New York, develop the tools to teach their communities about the signs of trafficking and gain skills to take action on appropriate legislation.
Unchained at Last
Unchained at Last is the only organization in the U.S. dedicated to helping women leave arranged and forced marriages. Funds will help hire expert witnesses during divorce proceedings to help ensure mothers maintain legal custody of children and secure adequate financial support.
This grant supports the first institution to train Orthodox Jewish women to become halakhic and spiritual leaders for the community. Its mission is to actualize the potential of Orthodox women and accustom the Jewish community to the benefits of having Orthodox women as religious and spiritual leaders.