The Collective is a cohort of entrepreneurial leaders who use their Jewish values and a gender lens to address intractable issues facing women and girls in the United States, Israel, and around the world. The Collective is a platform for Jewish women who have founded or run organizations to have their work amplified; increase their visibility; grow their professional skills and networks; and interact with generous donors. The 2019 Collective represents women from diverse backgrounds—leaders who are lawyers, council members, educators, activists, scientists, and rabbis; leaders who represent the breadth of Jewish spirituality and practice; leaders who come from diverse backgrounds and from communities around the world. Each is visionary; they set an example for others to follow, inspire a shared vision, look for opportunities to change the status quo, foster collaboration, and celebrate the accomplishments of others.

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York is committed to nurturing The Collective members as individuals and as leaders, which in turn, will create more effective organizations and revolutionize the field of social change efforts.

The 2020 Collective Members:

Michelle Horovitz
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Appetite for Change
USA

Jill Jacobs
Executive Director
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
USA

Idit Klein
President and CEO
Keshet
USA

Tamar Manasseh
Founder and President
MASK – Mothers and Men Against Senseless Killings
USA

Michal Gera Margaliot
Executive Director
Israel Women’s Network
Israel

Brooke Stern Okoth
Co-Founder and CEO
S.O.U.L. Foundation
Uganda

Yael Rockman
Executive Director
Kolech- Religious Women’s Forum
Israel

Michal Avera Samuel
CEO
Fidel Association
Israel

Meg Sullivan
Director
JCC Harlem
USA

Viviana Waisman
President and CEO
Women’s Link Worldwide
International