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...

Stronger Than Hate?

By Robert Goldblum …#UsToo ReckoningThe year gone by led to a #UsToo reckoning for American Jewry. While the issue of unwanted sexual advances and demands by powerful men remained a prominent topic in wider society, it assumed a position of particular notoriety in the...

JWFNY, Shifting Direction Toward Deeper and Accelerated Impact

By Jamie Allen BlackOriginally published in eJewish Philanthropy, December 5, 2018 The news, first, is that the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY) is changing direction.For nearly 25 years, we’ve worked to highlight and empower women and girls and create an...

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 this insightful piece and for inviting conversation and collaboration on such an important topic. You ask pressing questions, the discussion around...