In the Media

After Steinhardt, now what?

OP-EDBy Jamie Allen Black, Naomi K. Eisenberger, and Nicole Nevarez The dark and painful side of the Jewish community was exposed again recently, when everyone awoke to a New York Times report describing more episodes of gender harassment in our...

A Year In, Combating Gender Harassment Is Just Beginning

By NAOMI K. EISENBERGER and JAMIE ALLEN BLACK Just over a year ago, we convened hundreds of Jewish community members and presented harrowing, deeply disturbing stories of some of the nameless who have endured and suffered gender harassment...

Comings and Goings: Richard Wexler; Nicole Nevarez

Nicole Nevarez, a Jewish educator, trainer and facilitator, and most recently New York Director for Moving Traditions, has been named Director of B’Kavod, a grassroots, multi-pronged initiative dedicated to ending gender abuse and harassment in the Jewish...

Contract as Covenant: Reflecting Organizational Values

by Debbie Cosgrove and Jamie Allen Black At the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY), we view all of our activities through both a Jewish and a gender lens and ensure that our work is centered on social change. So when it came time to...

Activist Philanthropy: A Systems Approach to Social Change

March 13, 2019 By Joshua AvedonPhilanthropy has evolved significantly from its noblesse oblige origins, through federated giving, to the competitive venture philanthropy model which now predominates. In those approaches charities set...

Stronger Than Hate?

By Robert Goldblum …#UsToo ReckoningThe year gone by led to a #UsToo reckoning for American Jewry. While the issue of unwanted sexual advances and demands by powerful men remained a prominent topic in wider society, it assumed a position of...

JWFNY, Shifting Direction Toward Deeper and Accelerated Impact

By Jamie Allen BlackOriginally published in eJewish Philanthropy, December 5, 2018 The news, first, is that the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY) is changing direction.For nearly 25 years, we’ve worked to highlight and empower women...