Upcoming EventsJewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta education and advocacy efforts broaden the scope of our work and complement our portfolio of grants. By using a Jewish and gender lens to delve into topics such as addiction, poverty, caregiving, and financial literacy, JWFA elevates Jewish women’s and girls’ issues to the forefront of the conversation. JWFA works strategically with local partners to host periodic seminars and discussions on relevant and pertinent subjects at hand. We invite you to engage with us by attending events and educational opportunities.
“Fall Impact Forum: Jewish Women and the Arts.” Wednesday, September 27th from noon – 1:30 p.m. @ The Temple. Pre-registration required by September 22nd. Click here to register now!
Join Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta as we kick off a new year at our Fall Impact Forum on Wednesday, September 27 from noon – 1:30 pm! The program includes kosher lunch and a panel discussion focused on Jewish Women and the Arts. Our esteemed panelists include (bios below):
- Jody Feldman, Alliance Theater Casting Director
- Cathy Fox, Former Art and Architecture critic at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and founder of ArtsATL.org
- Leslie Gordon, Breman Museum Executive Director
- Fay Gold, contemporary art expert and former gallery owner
- Pamela Gold, actress, singer, dancer
In addition to sharing their personal experiences, the conversation will delve into the rich history of art and Judaism, gender equity in the arts community and the intersection of arts and activism. All impact forums also include dynamic conversations and updates on JWFA’s impactful work.
This event is open to current JWFA Trustees, Associate level donors, and members of the 2023-2024 ACT cohort. If you are not yet a JWFA Trustee or Associate, we would love to have you join us! Become an Associate today at the registration link above. If you are interested in becoming a JWFA Trustee, please email email@example.com or call 678-222-3716.
Jody Feldman, Alliance Theater Casting Director, began her career as an actress before joining the Alliance Theater in 1991. Since then, she has casted and produced more than 250 shows including The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Aida, The Color Purple and Sister Act: The Musical.
Cathy Fox, Former Art and Architecture critic at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and founder of ArtsATL.org: During her 27 year tenure at AJC, Ms. Fox was honored as Cox Writer of the Year and won multiple Green Eyeshade Awards for criticism as well as awards from the Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the City of Atlanta Urban Design Commission and American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors.
Leslie Gordon, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum Executive Director: Prior to joining The Breman Museum in 2019, Ms. Gordon led the Rialto Center for the Arts for more than 15 years. She has also held leadership roles at the National Black Arts Festival and the Arts Festival of Atlanta.
Fay Gold, contemporary art expert and former gallery owner: A former artist, Ms. Gold pioneered one of the nation’s top art galleries for more than 30 years. A trailblazer in the contemporary art world, she hosted exhibitions of renowned artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Robert Mapplethorpe and Robert Rauschenberg.
Pamela Gold, actress, singer dancer: A native New Yorker raised in Georgia, Ms. Gold has been performing professionally for more than 30 years. She made her Broadway debut as an original cast member in How to Success in Business Without Really Trying, co-starring Matthew Broderick.
JWFA Impacts! Honoring Enid Draluck and featuring V (formerly Eve Ensler). The evening of April 11, 2024. Click here to add your name to our list of generous sponsors.
Join us on April 11, 2024 as we celebrate 12 years of Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta at JWFA Impacts! We are thrilled to honor Enid Draluck for her outstanding leadership and to feature special guest speaker, V (Eve Ensler), activist and award-winning playwright of “The Vagina Monologues.” Click here to learn more about this exciting event and how you can support Enid and JWFA!
For the past 12 years, Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta (JWFA) has been the first and only organization in Atlanta with a mission dedicated to social change for Jewish women and girls. In that time, we have grown exponentially. Today, we’re proud to say that JWFA has allocated over $2 million in grants to enable women and girls in the Jewish community locally, nationally, and in Israel to reach their strongest potential. This success comes from both financial investment and passionate leadership.
No one personifies passionate leadership more than Enid Draluck.
Thanks to Enid, along with investing in organizations working toward social change, JWFA also invests in women’s personal development and empowerment through our Agents of Change Training (ACT) program. Her commitment to supporting women who can harness their energy and find their strengths to make a lasting difference is why JWFA is delighted to honor Enid Draluck at JWFA IMPACTS! on April 11, 2024.
- Year-end Showcase (June 2023)
- Surviving and Thriving in College, with Kimberly Wolf (April 2023)
- Spring Impact Forum, featuring Ginna Green (March 2023)
- Change the Culture Summit II (February 2023)
- Winter Impact Forum, featuring Fay Twersky and Elise Eplan (January 2023)
- “Talk with Her” with Kimberly Wolf (November 2022)
- Fall Impact Forum, featuring Ruth Messinger in conversation with Lois Frank (September 2022)
- National Center for Civil & Human Rights through a Gender Lens (July 2022)
- Summer Impact Forum, featuring Paige Alexander (June 2022)
- Civil Rights Trip through a Gender Lens to Selma and Montgomery (May 2022)
- 10th Anniversary Celebration featuring Dr. Rochelle Walensky (April 2022)
- Spring Impact Forum, featuring Andrea Young (March 2022)
- Book discussion: “The Book of V” (March 2022)
- International Women’s Day Pop Up Giving Circle (March 2022)
- Winter Impact Forum, featuring Nancy R. Mansfield and Rabbi Mary Zamore (January 2022)
- “Caring for the Caregivers” (November 2021)
- Book discussion: “Crash” (October 2021)
- “Women’s Empowerment, Feminism, and Gender Fluidity” (October 2021)
- Fall Impact Forum, featuring Jill Savitt (October 2021)
- “MJCCA in Your Living Room Presents ‘2020 Hindsight'” (October 2021)
- “Speaking Her Truth: Faith Leaders Challenging Our Assumptions” (July 2021)
- “Impact Investing through a Gender Lens” (June 2021)
- “2020 Hindsight Book Launch Event” (May 2021)
- “Make Your Words Count: The Art of the OpEd’ (April 2021)
- “Advocacy in Action: An International Women’s Day Program” (March 2021)
- “Caring for the Caregivers: Supporting Others without Losing Sight of your own Wellbeing” (December 2020)
- “JWFA Impacts” honoring Lisa Haynor and featuring Rebecca Minkoff (November 2020)
- “Deconstructing the Myths: A Talkback Series” (Fall 2020)
- “Rules of Engagement: Maintaining Dignity amid Political & Pandemic Discord” featuring Rosalind Wiseman and Laura E. Adkins (October 2020)
- “Women, Money, and Power: Bold Philanthropy in the Age of COVID” featuring Jamie Allen Black, Barbara Dobkin, Naomi Eisenberger, and Lesley Grady” (August 2020)
- “Coffee Talk with Dr. Yael Zamir” in partnership with the Jewish Fertility Foundation (August 2020)
- “Deconstructing the Myths: Good girls, super women, and our desire to have it all.” featuring Nadia Bilchik, Ada Calhoun, and Dr. Lisa Damour (July 2020)
- “A Conversation with Jacqueline Novogratz and Pat Mitchell” (July 2020)
- “Nevertheless” Film Screening and Panel (June 2020)
- “Change the Culture Summit” (February 2020)
- “Women in Israeli Society Today: A Diplomat’s Perspective” (February 2020)
- “POW! Power of Women Pop-Up Giving Circle.” (November 2019)
- “Working together. Using our power. Becoming visible.” Featuring Jamie Allen Black. (October 2019)
- “Conquer Your Fears” (September 2019)
- “Human Trafficking: A Jewish Issue” featuring Lauren Hersh. (March 2019)
- “Coffee & Conversation: Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Jewish Community” (March 2019)
- “Coffee & Conversation: Human trafficking and the Jewish community.” (January 2019)
- Sandwich-making with Zaban Paradies Center for Homeless Couples (November 2018)
- “Human trafficking action and awareness training.” (October 2018)
- “Book discussion: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer” (October 2018)
- “Adulting is exhausting. Let us make it easier.” featuring Alexis Abramson. (August 2018)
- “Coffee & Conversation: Yoga Edition” (August 2018)
- “RBG in partnership with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival” (May 2018)
- “Wait…You’re the Rabbi? Conversations with three women rabbis.” (May 2018)
- “JWFA Ignites! 5 Years, 3 Founders, 1 Mission.” (January 2018)
- “Demystifying Mikvah: Claiming this Traditional Women’s Ritual as our Own” (October 2017)
- “Women on Board: Finding Your Voice as a Volunteer Leader” (June 2017)
- “Brave Miss World” in partnership with Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (April 2017)
- “Eating Disorders and the Jewish Community.” (February 2017)
- “Society, Workplace, and Politics: How has the position of Israel’s women changed?” (December 2015) A Conversation with Consul General of Israel, Ambassador Judith Shorer, in partnership with The Temple’s Sandwich Salon.
- “The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth Westheimer” (November 2015). Community Partner of the Book Festival of the MJCCA
- “Take Your Seat at the Table: A Jewish Woman’s Guide to Financial Empowerment and Protection” (October 2015)
- “Divorce: Our Communal Responsibility” (January 2015)
- “A Conversation with Michal Barkai,” Founder of JWFA Grantee Partner Alma Pre-Army Preparatory Academy for Women (December 2014)
- Lunch and Learn: “Jewish Women and Hunger,” in partnership with Atlanta Community Food Bank (February 2014)
- “Women on Board Leadership Training Program,” in partnership with Atlanta Women’s Foundation (November 2013)
- Brunch and Learn: “Substance Abuse and Addiction Among Jewish Women and Girls,” in partnership with Jewish Family & Career Services HAMSA program (October 2013)