Israeli Law To Help Women Leave Prostitution

For many years, decreasing human trafficking (both labor and sex) has been difficult in Israel. In 2016, Yesh Atid MK Aliza Lavie, called for the government to help women leave prostitution. She lamented then that Israel did not have a law making it illegal to hire a...

Immigration: A Life’s Story and A Passion

The American story is one of immigration. Many of us can trace back which generation of our family emigrated to the United States and where they came from. For most of us, our story ends there.For social entrepreneur Arielle Kandel, Founder and Chief Executive...

Ladino 101

By Natasha Mayer On Saturday December 8th, the seventh night of Hanukkah, I attended a Klezmer music concert at JCC Harlem, which JWFNY had the honor of cosponsoring. During this concert, the music was a mix of traditional Hebrew, English language, and Ladino. Like...

A Gift for Our Grantees on Giving Tuesday

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York usually utilizes Giving Tuesday as a day to ask for donations from our friends and donors. This year, we feel it necessary to partake in the giving.Our grantee partners are among our most important stakeholders, and without...

How We View Sex and Gender

Recent headlines have been consumed with the Federal Government’s consideration of clearly defining gender. The US Department of Health and Human Services would like to define gender “on a basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.” This...