In the media

Drumroll please … JWFNY is now “Elluminate”

New York (November 3, 2022) -- You might have noticed that things look a little different around here. At our fourth annual Convening of activists, philanthropists and leaders, we were excited to announce that we have renamed ourselves, and that we are moving joyfully...

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JWF Statement after Roe v. Wade Reversal

New York (June 24, 2022) -- The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY) strongly condemns today’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, holding that there is no longer a right to abortion under the federal constitution. Access to safe, affordable, and...

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In our words

Making a Difference

By Avra Gordis A few days ago, I had the privilege of representing  The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York at a WePower event entitled 50-50 by 2030 in Tel Aviv. WePower is a non-profit organization in Israel that works to facilitate the engagement of israeli women...

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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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On Our Calendar

Crown JEWEL Conversation with Sarah Levin

Sarah Levin works with Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews to explore, preserve, protect, and share their heritage, identities, and experiences. The marginalization of Mizrahi and Sephardic Jews from mainstream American Jewish life has left American Jews with a narrow view of...