A Year In, Combating Gender Harassment Is Just Beginning

    By NAOMI K. EISENBERGER and JAMIE ALLEN BLACK     Just over a year ago, we convened hundreds of Jewish community … read more

Contract as Covenant: Reflecting Organizational Values

March 22, 2019 by Debbie Cosgrove and Jamie Allen Black           At the Jewish Women’s Foundation of … read more

Activist Philanthropy: A Systems Approach to Social Change

  March 13, 2019 By Joshua Avedon Philanthropy has evolved significantly from its noblesse oblige origins, through federated giving, to … read more

B’Kavod Hires National Resource Director

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   February 25, 2019 – One of the challenges of addressing gender harassment and abuse in … read more

Stronger Than Hate?

    By Robert Goldblum December 24, 2018 … #UsToo Reckoning The year gone by led to a #UsToo reckoning … read more

JWFNY, Shifting Direction Toward Deeper and Accelerated Impact

By Jamie Allen Black Originally published in eJewish Philanthropy, December 5, 2018   The news, first, is that the Jewish … read more

The Layleader Pipeline: The Discussion Continues

By Rebecca Youngerman [A posted comment to “What about the Lay Leader Pipeline? Another Call to Action”] Thank you for … read more

Analysis: Not Just Weinstein: The Year #MeToo Rocked and Shocked the Jewish World

Allison Kaplan Sommer Sep 18, 2018   From the pulpit to the dinner table, sin and repentance is the stuff … read more

Women in Jewish Fundraising Say Harassment is Pervasive

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen February 26, 2018 At front, from left: Philanthropist Barbara Dobkin; Deborah Meyer, the founder and CEO … read more

Jewish Entrepreneurship: A Man’s World?

By Yocheved Sidof February 7, 2018 Last week, I was invited to serve as a facilitator of conversation at a … read more

Gender & Power: It’s Time To Change The System

JOFA Blog BY ALIZA LIFSHITZ February 1, 2018 “I was told it was part of the job.” These words, repeated over … read more

Town Hall Meeting Puts Spotlight On Harassment

BY Shira Hanau  January 30, 2018, 5:00 pm   They were survivors of a different kind. One by one, eight … read more

A Communal Response to Gender Harassment Begins

JANUARY 30, 2018 By H. Glenn Rosenkrantz The testimonies were harrowing and sometimes graphic. For over 30 minutes they went … read more

JWFNY To Host #MeToo Town Hall; Work Toward Creating Code of Conduct

January 24, 2018 by Rebecca Krevat I always knew the time would come for the Jewish communal world to face … read more

6 ways to address sexual harassment in the Jewish community

Opinion By Lisa Eisen January 16, 2018 (JTA) — #MeToo. #GamAni. The stories are numerous and painful. They span decades and … read more

Want to Help Women Rabbis Get The Respect They Deserve? Here’s A List

January 2, 2018 Opinion By Kari Hofmaister Tuling   Recently, my colleague, Rabbi Jordie Gerson, wrote an op-ed regarding the … read more

Sexual Harassment is Not a Jewish Value

November 12, 2017 By Naomi Eisenberger and Jamie Allen Black One professional describes what happened to her after a senior … read more

CEO Onboarding Program announces Second Cohort

July 10, 2017 Leading Edge, the Alliance for Excellence in Jewish Leadership, has announced the 14 participants in Cohort Two … read more

Startup Org Shines New Light On Abuse Policies

June 28, 2017 by Hannah Dreyfus In his first summer as director of Camp Ramah Berkshires, a large Conservative sleepaway … read more

Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York announces New Grants

June 26, 2017 At JWFNY, much of the change we aim to create is through our grantmaking. This year, we … read more

Needed: Women Of Color In Jewish Women’s Philanthropy

Thursday, May 25, 2017 Opinion By Jamie Allen Black In order to stay relevant and effective, Jewish women’s philanthropy must … read more

Sacred Need at a Sacred Time

Sacred Need at a Sacred Time May 3, 2017 By Debbie Cosgrove and Stephanie Blumenkranz Yeshivat Maharat awarding smicha to … read more

For some Jews, it’s getting easier to conceive of life without kids

Whether it’s choice, timing, or fertility issues, childless couples can feel uncomfortable in a Jewish community. A variety of support … read more

This Jewish Women’s Foundation New Grant Policy Is Already Driving Change

 Amelia Dornbush In August, the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY) explained its dramatic new policy: to award grants … read more

Giving to Women is Just As Important as Women Giving

  By Jamie Allen Black and Rachel Siegel We at the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY) were impressed … read more

Who Shall be at Peace and Who Shall be Tormented?

        Increased Rates of Suicide in Adolescent Girls – It’s a Jewish Issue By Stephanie Blumenkranz and … read more

Women@Forbes Article on Paid Leave

Why Ivanka Trump Doesn’t Know Which Companies Offer Paid Leave (Hint: The Rest Of Us Don’t Know Either) Aug 10, … read more

You Won’t Support Paid Leave? Then We Won’t Give You a Grant.

You Won’t Support Paid Parental Leave? Then We Won’t Give You a Grant. By Stephanie Blumenkranz, Avra Gordis, and Nancy … read more

Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York Announces New Executive Director

New York, NY—The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY) is proud to announce the selection of Jamie Allen Black … read more

Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York Announces Grant Recipients

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY) is proud to announce that it has awarded over $750,000 in grants … read more

The Power of Jewish Women Social Entrepreneurs

Posted on November 6, 2015 on eJewishPhilanthropy.com By Judith Rosenbaum and Joy Sisisky On the first day of Rosh Hashanah … read more

‘Safe Spaces’ For Orthodox LGBTQ Students Spreads On Campus

‘Safe Spaces’ For Orthodox LGBTQ Students Spreads On Campus Wed, 04/15/2015 Hannah Dreyfus Rachael Fried, a 27-year-old graduate of Stern … read more

What Do We Need? Paid Family Leave. When Do We Need It? Now!

What Do We Need? Paid Family Leave. When Do We Need It? Now! Posted on March 18, 2015 By Rabbi … read more

Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York Does “Not Stand Idly By” as Ebola Crisis Deepens

Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York Does “Not Stand Idly By” as Ebola Crisis Deepens Posted on November 5, 2014 … read more

Jewish Women’s Foundation Benefit

Jewish Women’s Foundation Honors Super Achievers Joy Hirsch, Roberta Kaplan and Nazee Moinian The Forward By Masha Leon–   “My … read more

Counting Women

There are signs that in the current campaign, parties are recognizing feminine clout The Jerusalem Report By Judith Cantor–   … read more

More Woman-Led Groups Picked for Slingshot Guide

The Jewish Daily Forward By Debra Nussbaum Cohen– Women are running a growing number of Jewish organizations, at least those … read more

For Immediate Release: Jewish Women’s Foundation of NY Announces 2012 Grantees

Click here to view press release in PDF format. Contact: Stephanie Harz 212-836-1495 stephanie@jewishwomenny.org Themes of Economic Empowerment for Women … read more

Interview with Interesting Jews: Jewish Women’s Collaborative International Fund

The partnership will address all forms of discrimination against women, in all spheres of life, and in all communities. Not … read more

U.S., Israel Jewish Women’s Foundations Partner to Promote Gender Equality

Recent acts of illegal exclusion and discrimination against women in Israel have spurred an international movement and a unique collaboration … read more

Tackling Bullying As A Health Issue

Nassau County Girl Scouts brings anti-bullying to synagogues, JCCs. It happened two years ago, but it is still fresh in … read more

Action Alert: Child Nutrition Act

For more information about the recent JWFNY Action Alert on the Children’s Nutrition Act, please visit: http://www.jwfny.org/programs-initiatives/advocacy/

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