In the media

We are the Jewish AOCs

June 29, 2020 Jamie Allen Black, Naomi Eisenberger, and Nicole Nevarez Dr. Susannah Heschel asks this critical question in her July 27th opinion piece in these pages. She celebrates Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s recent speech on the House floor condemning Rep. Ted...

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26 Jewish organizations speak out on the death of George Floyd

June 1, 2020 Virginia JeffriesIn the week since George Floyd’s death in the custody of Minneapolis police, Jewish organizations have been speaking out in solidarity with his family. Many are issuing statements condemning Floyd’s death and reaffirming their stance...

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In our words

Honoring the Women of Passover

Many of us are observing Passover this week and celebrating the feminist heroes of the Passover story like Miriam who led the Israelites across the Red Sea, the midwives Shifra and Puah who defied Pharaoh and saved Israelite baby boys, and the often-unnamed Pharaoh's...

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Remembering JWFNY Founder, Arlene Wittels

The Jewish Women's Foundation of New York mourns the passing of our dear founder and board member, Arlene Wittels, on January 29, 2021.* Arlene Wittels was born in the Bronx and attended the University of Michigan Ann Arbor for her bachelor's degree and received her...

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Transgender Day of Rememberance 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed annually on November 20th to commemorate members of the trans community who have lost their lives to anti-transgender violence. Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a trans rights activist and a transgender woman herself, began Transgender...

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On Our Calendar

Be-JEWEL-ed 2021: A Gala Celebration – April 29, 2021

While 2020 was said to be "The Year of the Woman," at JWFNY, we celebrate women EVERY DAY. Join us on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 PM for our annual Be-JEWEL-ed Gala Celebration where we will celebrate visionary women leaders and their extraordinary social...