The Environment is a Social Justice Issue

By Natasha Mayer Since today is World Environment Day, I’ve been thinking about how the environment is connected to social justice. Our planet and the people living on it are inextricably linked. And when the environment is suffering, people with fewer resources bear...

Who Is Making the Decisions at JWFNY?

by Rachel Siegel As a foundation, we naturally talk about whom we choose to support. We are proud of our grantee partners and the incredible work they do, so we find ways to highlight them and their accomplishments. Now that the Jewish Women’s Foundation is focused on...

Thanks, It Has Pockets!

By Emily Candelario Today while sharing thoughts on an ongoing project with my team, I noticed something seemingly incredible. The three of us all had pockets: in a pair of flowy culottes, a summery wrap dress, and in jeans. We could each easily hide and hold an...

Representing a Diverse Jewish Community

By Natasha Mayer   Yesterday was World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. In 2002, the United Nations General Assembly created this day of observance to bring attention to the fact that three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a...

Abortion is a Jewish Issue

By Natasha Mayer   This has been a tough few weeks for pro-choice advocates. Increasingly restrictive laws are being passed in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Missouri, and more are on the dockets in other states as well. Many of these laws no longer carry...

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...