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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In our words

Cartwheels for Civil Rights

By Natasha Mayer   Last Tuesday, I had the distinct pleasure of attending (by Zoom, of course!) a live drag show with my very favorite New York Jewish drag queen, Miz Cracker. There was comedy, dance, high-heeled cartwheels, and civil rights.  Hosted by JWFNY...

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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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On Our Calendar

Crown JEWEL Conversations: Rabbi Jill Jacobs

Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Collective member and Executive Director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, will speak at our next Crown JEWEL Conversation. The event is open to all at no charge, but registration is required.Click here to register.