empowering women

Philanthropy driven by talented women

Every May, JNF-USA holds Women’s Month to highlight and celebrate the thousands of women who support its philanthropic investments in Israel.

Why a woman led organization is so good

My experience working at organizations led by women has shown me the value of female leadership. Women are creative problem-solvers, honest, ethical, collaborative and good mentors.

By YEHUDA MICHAEL
07/03/2020
International Women's Day: Israel is a long stride from equality

The statistics released by the social welfare organization present a staggering difference between men and women in numerous realms.

08/03/2020
EVERY WOMAN can be a queen.’
Finding your inner Esther

Esther was one of the strongest Jewish women in history, and we can learn from her humility, fear fighting, faith, and transformation.

By MAAYAN HOFFMAN
05/03/2020
CHAYA SHEVA SHAIMAN in her glassblowing studio.
A Megillat Esther of one's own in Safed

"I never had a strong desire to read the megillah publicly, but was happy to get involved writing. I had no idea how much I’d learn, and how empowering it would be," said Zehavi.

Female Jewish filmmaker gives voice to oppressed women

Kweskin tackles hard-hitting subjects in her films like female genital mutilation, honor violence, forced marriage and systemic exclusion of women from education.

By RENEE GHERT-ZAND
05/03/2020
The untold story of the woman genius behind Hitchcock

Note of Harrison’s achievement suggested that stereotypes die hard. Harrison, The New York Times wrote, was “‘the only producer anywhere, with dimples and a 24-inch waistline.’”

By GERALD BARTELL
22/02/2020
Thousands of female Chabad leaders gather for annual leadership convention

“As women, we have every ability to be part of the mission and dream of the Rebbe [Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson]," said Dini Freundlich, keynote speaker.

By HANNAH HEPNER
17/02/2020
The dishes made in the spirit of freedom for agunot, including Café Michael’s decadent French toast
Beautiful dishes created to support 'agunot' or 'chained women'

'Duck meat is never fully wrapped in dough, so it represents freedom'

By LINDA GRADSTEIN
11/02/2020
Dressed for a Dance in the Snow, By Monika Zgustova
Book review: Dressed for a Dance in the Snow

A complex story of suffering and hope from women who survived Siberian imprisonment

By PAMELA S. NADELL
07/02/2020
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