Upcoming Events

Jewish 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.

Upcoming Events

Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta Celebrates 10 Years! April 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm. 

Join us as we celebrate our 10th anniversary and JWFA Impacts! We are thrilled to welcome honoree and keynote speaker, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, in conversation with Elizabeth Cohen, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent. This event will take place both in person in Atlanta and virtually via livestream. Dessert and coffee will follow the in person event. 

Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, is the 19th Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the ninth Administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. She is an influential scholar whose pioneering research has helped advance the national and global response to HIV/AIDS. Dr. Walensky is also a well-respected expert on the value of testing and treatment of deadly viruses.

Originally from Maryland, Dr. Walensky received her Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, her Doctor of Medicine from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and her Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

For 10 years, JWFA has utilized strategic grantmaking to enrich organizations and communities, while actively engaging women as leaders and philanthropists. We invite you to learn about the many facets of JWFA, including our Agents of Change Training (ACT) program, groundbreaking research, work combating gender-based discrimination in the workplace, and our Signature Grant addressing the harmful Superwoman Complex and other mental health challenges for women and girls in Atlanta’s Jewish community. This celebration is not to be missed! 

Civil Rights through a Gender Lens Day Trip to Selma and Montgomery. Sunday, May 15, 2022. $360 per adult (includes all meals); $300 per teen (all teens must accompany an adult). *Register by clicking here.*

Women have always been at the forefront of creating social change and the Civil Rights Movement is no exception. We invite self-identifying women and girls to join Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta on an exclusive one-day journey to walk in the footsteps of the heroic men & WOMEN who fought for racial and gender equality during this pivotal time.

With the help of Etgar 36, we’ll travel to Montgomery, Alabama, exploring the historic town where Rosa Parks boarded the bus for her famous ride, and hear about the many unsung women who also played integral roles in the bus boycott. We’ll go back in time to revisit key moments in the Civil Rights Movement, including the lunch counter sit-ins, the Freedom Rides, and the March on Washington.

In Selma, we’ll “pray with our feet,” tracing the steps of those who marched on what became known as ”Bloody Sunday.” We’ll meet with a woman who was just a child when she participated in that march and hear her first-hand account of that day and the impact of the marches that followed.

We’ve planned this trip on a weekend to encourage you to share the experience with female-identifying teens in your life – your daughters, granddaughters, nieces, neighbors – creating an opportunity to embrace the Jewish concept of L’dor v’dor, passing these lessons on from generation to generation.  We invite you to take part in this deeply meaningful day as we witness how the past connects to the present and learn how we can continue the work of these brave women who came before us, to fight for equality and justice in our own community.

Quarterly Impact Forum featuring guest speaker Paige Alexander, Chief Executive Officer, The Carter Center. June 9, 2022 at 9 a.m. Registration coming soon.

The Quarterly Impact Forum is a time for self-identifying Jewish women to learn from experts in the field, connect with one another in meaningful ways, and be inspired by JWFA’s grantee partners. Our summer event in the series will feature special guest speaker Paige Alexander, CEO of The Carter Center.

Alexander has had a distinguished global development career, with over two decades of experience spanning the government and nonprofit sectors. She has held U.S. Senate confirmed senior leadership positions at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), was senior vice president of IREX, an international civil society, democracy, and education nonprofit organization in Washington, and executive of EUCORD, a nonprofit in Brussels and Amsterdam working to bring market-led solutions to marginalized farmers in Africa. Earlier, Alexander was associate director of Project Liberty at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a consultant to institutions including the C.S. Mott Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Open Society Institute. Alexander currently serves on the boards of the Romanian-American Foundation, the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, the ADL Southeast Region, and as a member of several human rights organizations.

We will also hear from a JWFA grantee partner, currently working in the field to promote gender equality and social change. More details to come.  

Quarterly Impact Forums are open to JWFA Trustees and Associates

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Past Events

  • 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)