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Past Events:


2018 Annual Benefit Luncheon

During our Annual Benefit Luncheon on Monday, April 16, 2018, at The Plaza Hotel, we honored three outstanding women as the 2018 JWFNY Women of the Year: Ellen Goldman, Shirley Silver, and Margaret Streiker Porres. The accomplishments and generosity of these women makes each of them truly extraordinary.


January 2018 – Interact with Trailblazing Jewish Women

Change: Powered by Women, Inspired by Jewish Values was a special opportunity to learn from three incredible social entrepreneurs. We engaged in dialogue, heard their personal stories, and increased our growing movement to make change through funding, advocacy, and action. Speakers: Shira M. Berkovits, Esq. Ph.D., founder and CEO of Sacred Spaces; Ilana Ruskay-Kidd, Founder and Head of the Shefa School; and Rachel Zaslow, a midwife and Executive Director of Mother Health International. This event was co-sponsored by:

______________________________________________January 2018 – Revealing #metoo as #wetoo in Jewish Communal Life: An Evening of Discussion and Action

The Jewish community is not immune. As Jews, it is our responsibility to break the silence…and tell stories that would otherwise not be heard.

Revealing #metoo As #wetoo in Jewish Communal Life: An Evening of Discussion and Action addressed, and strived to end, abuses of power that have led to sexual harassment in the Jewish community.

Initiated by the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York with the generous support of the Cornell/Weinstein Family Foundation, this event launched the current #metoo movement in Jewish communal life.

Stories of gender abuse and harassment in the Jewish community:

Conversation with Experts:

Click Here to Access Resources on Sexual Harassment and Assault


October 2017 – May the Work of Your Heart be Lasting


June 2017 – Women of Color in the Jewish Community


May 2017 – Annual Benefit Luncheon

Our 2017 Annual Benefit Luncheon took place on Monday, May 15th at the St. Regis Hotel. We honored three JWFNY 2017 Women of the Year: Jean Crystal, Francine LeFrak, and Judith Zabar. Watch the video below to learn more about the inspiring work each of them is doing to improve the lives of women and girls. For a list of past Benefit Luncheon honorees click here.


  • Resources on Sexual Harassment and Assault in the Jewish Community