Recently, sexual harassment and violence against women have been at the forefront of the national conversation. The accusations against Harvey Weinstein and the overwhelming “Me Too” posts by multitudes of women are shining a light on how many women and girls have been victims of sexual harassment or assault.   Violence against women has always […]

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L’Shana Tova – Rosh Hashanah 5778

Rosh Hashanah, which marks the Jewish New Year, is a time to reflect on the past and think about the future. We aspire to improve ourselves and the world around us. We face challenges in our own lives, across the nation, and around the world. We can do our part to make this world a better […]

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We stand up for what is right.

The disturbing events in Charlottesville and the elevated problems in our country and around the world need our attention and our philanthropic leadership. JWF gives us the opportunity to stand up for what is right – for tolerance, civility, and kindness – and against hate, fear, and bigotry. As an optimist, I believe that love, […]

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Ending Child Marriage in Florida

Grantee partner Unchained at Last‘s movement to end child marriage in America has spread to another state: Florida! State Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto and Majority Leader Wilton Simpson last week introduced SB 140 to end all marriage before 18, and Rep. Daisy Baez has pre-filed a similar bill. * The bill has been filed as HB […]

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JWF Monthly Update – July 28, 2017

We hope you are enjoying the summer months. As you can see in the update below, Lisa and I were recently in Israel. We met with several of the inspiring women, who lead organizations in Israel that JWF supports through our grants process. Our grants in Israel empower women and their families and support women’s […]

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Monthly Update – June 23, 2017

We hope you are enjoying your summer! We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of JWF. We are truly grateful to you and know that JWF could not be such a vital voice for women and girls without the support and involvement of our donors. You are the change agents in […]

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Teen Philanthropy Featured

Teen Philanthropy in the News! No Small Change was featured in the Palm Beach Post and in the Palm Beach Daily News (the Shiny Sheet). Our No Small Change teen philanthropy & leadership program is innovative & unique – teaching grant making through a gender lens. Read the Palm Beach Post article: Jewish teens make big moves in No Small […]

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JWF on TV!

The future of philanthropy is bright! The 2016-17 inaugural cohort of No Small Change awarded $12,800 to Dress for Success Palm Beaches and Gender Justice. Check out recent news coverage celebrating the success of No Small Change in its pilot year! NSC on local news – WPTV! NSC featured in the Jewish Journal NSC in Jupiter […]

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Monthly Update – May 26, 2017

Greetings! Next week we celebrate the holiday of Shavuot, which is the day the Torah was given to Moses and the Israelites at Mt. Sinai. Jewish tradition tells us that every Jewish soul of all time – those born Jewish and those who voluntarily chose to join the Jewish people – were there at Mt. […]

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End of Season Trustees Luncheon Meeting

Wednesday, May 3 at Table 26 — West Palm Beach The trustees heard about JWF’s busy and productive year of meetings, programs, and events, and about our grant making, advocacy, education, and leadership development. As part of our goal to develop leadership at every age and stage, we launched the new and innovative No Small Change […]

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