A Joyous Celebration of Jewish Women

Last week at our gala, we revealed the ten Jewish women social entrepreneurs who make up the first cohort of The Collective. These rockstars are motivated by their Jewish values to find innovative ways of moving the needle on issues impacting women and girls in the...

After Steinhardt, now what?

OP-EDBy Jamie Allen Black, Naomi K. Eisenberger, and Nicole Nevarez The dark and painful side of the Jewish community was exposed again recently, when everyone awoke to a New York Times report describing more episodes of gender harassment in our communal...

2019 Gala Celebration

Register now for our 2019 Gala Celebration! Join us when we announce and celebrate the first cohort of Jewish women social entrepreneurs chosen for The JWFNY Collective! The evening will take place on May 8, 2019 in New York City. Festivities will kick off at 6pm with...

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 members and presented harrowing, deeply disturbing stories of some of the nameless who have endured and suffered gender harassment across the spectrum of our...

Joining Together to Fight Hate

We are all heartbroken and outraged following the massacre of 50 Muslim men and women in Christchurch, New Zealand. On Monday, the Nathan Cummings Foundation sent an email to other foundation presidents expressing their outrage, not only about the attack, but about...

Comings and Goings: Richard Wexler; Nicole Nevarez

Nicole Nevarez, a Jewish educator, trainer and facilitator, and most recently New York Director for Moving Traditions, has been named Director of B’Kavod, a grassroots, multi-pronged initiative dedicated to ending gender abuse and harassment in the Jewish communal...

Contract as Covenant: Reflecting Organizational Values

by Debbie Cosgrove and Jamie Allen Black At the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY), we view all of our activities through both a Jewish and a gender lens and ensure that our work is centered on social change. So when it came time to enter into negotiations...

Activist Philanthropy: A Systems Approach to Social Change

March 13, 2019 By Joshua AvedonPhilanthropy has evolved significantly from its noblesse oblige origins, through federated giving, to the competitive venture philanthropy model which now predominates. In those approaches charities set agendas and funders respond with...