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

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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Solidarity March

The "No Hate, No Fear" Solidarity March earlier this month, organized by New York's Jewish community in the wake of recent anti-Semitic attacks, drew nearly 25,000 individuals.I was a volunteer with the bullhorn brigade – my job was to make sure people...

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On Our Calendar

Crown JEWEL Conversations: Rabbi Benay Lappe – October 1, 2020

As the High Holidays are upon us, Rabbi Benay Lappe, Founder and Rosh Yeshiva of SVARA, will share with us how she’s been observing the holidays in a social distant space and through a queer lens.   Benay works to make serious Talmud study accessible to Jews of...

The Convening 2020 – October 26-27, 2020

THE CONVENING 2020 Monday, October 26 & Tuesday, October 2710:00 AM - 1:00 PM JOIN US ONLINE! REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Email [email protected] with questions or concerns.The Convening provides Jewish philanthropists and social entrepreneurs and leaders with an...

Crown JEWEL Conversations: Miryam Kabakov – September 3, 2020

As we approach the Jewish holidays, many of us are thinking about how this holiday season will be different. While we consider how our prayer can look differently, let's use this opportunity to think about how our Jewish communities can be more inclusive and...

Crown JEWEL Conversations: Lauren Hersh – August 6, 2020

Every day in America tens of thousands of people are trafficked and sexually exploited. Millions more are bought, sold, and exploited worldwide. After decades of extraordinary political, economic, and social progress, why are so many people still being purchased like...

Be-JEWEL-ed Celebration – Join Us ONLINE on April 22, 2020

Did you miss our program on April 22? No worries, catch up below!On Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 5:00-6:00 PM, JWFNY held our signature event Be-JEWEL-ed – an ONLINE celebration of Jewish Entrepreneurial Women Executives and Leaders (JEWELs) in Manhattan.    We...