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

It’s Who You Know

By Rachel Siegel   Have you ever heard the expression, "It's not what you know, it's who you know"? This is advice often given to job seekers, since many positions are filled using personal contacts instead of advertisements. The relational nature of the world is...

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World Day of Social Justice

Thirteen years ago, the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously to adopt February 20th as the World Day of Social Justice. The purpose of the resolution was “the need to consolidate further the efforts of the international community in poverty...

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A Very Incomplete List of Notable Black Jews

In honor of Black History Month, JWFNY wants to highlight a few of the many prominent Black Jews. Jews of color, and Black Jews in particular, are historically overlooked in the Jewish community. We want to celebrate their contributions to the worlds of...

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