Women in Jewish Fundraising Say Harassment is Pervasive

by Debra Nussbaum Cohen NEW YORK (JTA) — She was young, Jewish and the founder of a nonprofit organization that aids deprived children in Southeast Asia. He was a potential funder more than twice her age, promising donations and introductions to influential people.“He...

Jewish Entrepreneurship: A Man’s World?

By Yocheved SidofLast week, I was invited to serve as a facilitator of conversation at a monumental event celebrating female social entrepreneurship in the Jewish community: Change: Powered by Women, Inspired by Jewish Values hosted by the Jewish Women’s Foundation of...

Gender & Power: It’s Time To Change The System

JOFA Blog BY ALIZA LIFSHITZ“I was told it was part of the job.”These words, repeated over and over again, haunted accounts of harassment, assault, and abuse in Jewish communal organizations, leaving the room of over 250 Jewish professionals horrified and...

Town Hall Meeting Puts Spotlight On Harassment

By Shira HanauThey were survivors of a different kind.One by one, eight Jewish men and women stepped to the microphone last Thursday night at UJA-Federation of New York’s headquarters in Midtown and read anonymous stories of gender harassment and abuse at the hands of...