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

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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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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On Our Calendar

Crown JEWEL Conversations: Susan Weiss, J.D., PhD – March 4, 2021

Susan Weiss, Founder and Executive Director of Center for Women's Justice, uses the legal system to promote women’s equality, dignity, and justice under Jewish law in Israel. JWFNY Board President Rachel Weinstein will join Susan to discuss community outreach, setting...