In Our Words

Period Poverty: Closer to Home Than You Think

Tomorrow, October 19, marks the first National Period Day. Created by PERIOD: The Menstrual Movement, National Period Day is a day to break the stigma around menstruation and elevate the issue of period poverty. Period poverty occurs when a person is...

Labor Rights for Labor Day

By Natasha Mayer For all of human history, women have worked. Whether they worked on the family farm, in a factory during World War II, or in an office today, women have always been contributing to the economy and the workforce. Women have also been on the...

A Conference with a Conscience

By Rachel Siegel I recently attended the JRPO Network’s conference for Jewish communal professionals in Detroit, Michigan. Over the course of three days I had the opportunity to reset personally and professionally, meet and reconnect with leaders in the...

World Without Exploitation Youth Summit

By Natasha Mayer Last week, I had the privilege of attending World Without Exploitation’s 2nd Annual Youth Summit. Led by Lauren Hersh, World Without Exploitation seeks to create a world where no person is trafficked, sold, or exploited. The event was...

All In for Women and Girls

by Rachel Siegel A new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, All In for Women & Girls, explores the characteristics of women’s fund and foundation donors. For example, compared to general donors, they have given to women’s and girls’ causes...

T’ruah Summer Fellows

By Natasha Mayer This morning, JWFNY staff had the honor of attending a breakfast to meet T’ruah’s 2019 Summer Rabbinic Fellows. Rabbi Jill Jacobs, T’ruah’s Executive Director, shared with us how the program trains rabbinical and cantorial students across...

Fostering Safe, Respectful, Equitable Organizations

By Rachel SiegelEarlier this month, JWFNY professionals attended the SafetyRespectEquity Coalition (SRE)’s Spring Summit. The goal of SRE, and the Summit was “shaping a shared agenda to ensure safe, respectful, equitable organizations and communal spaces.”...

Putting an End to Cat Calling

By Emily Candelario Today, I decided to wear a skirt since the weather demanded it. It was an interesting find from a thrift store from a family vacation down to North Carolina: the right amount of flowy for a less windy day, and knee-length so I could...

Gender Lens Philanthropy

By Jamie Allen Black Tim Lehnart, author of this article on PhilanthropyWomen.org focuses on how gender lens philanthropists can help ease the burden that women disproportionately carry for student loan debt in this country. Because of wage gaps, women owe...

On Contradictions

By Jamie Allen Black Everyone gets conflicting opinions. Remember when we were supposed to only eat pasta and no fat … and then we weren’t supposed to eat any gluten and only healthy fats? Remember when we couldn’t eat eggs because of cholesterol … until...