In the media

JWFNY Statement on Crisis in Afghanistan

Internally displaced Afghans from northern provinces, who fled their home due to fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security personnel, take refuge in a public park Kabul, Afghanistan. Published via...

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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 Conversation & Annual Meeting: Idit Klein – June 2

Idit Klein, advocates for LGBTQ equality in Jewish life. Under her leadership as the President and CEO of Keshet, the organization has supported tens of thousands of rabbis, educators, and other Jewish leaders to make LGBTQ equality a communal value and imperative....