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


Fall Impact Forum, featuring guest speaker Ruth Messinger. September 7, 2022 at noon. Congregation Or Hadash. Pre-registration required by September 1st. $18 per person (includes lunch). Click here to register.

Ruth Messinger is a tireless visionary and advocate for social change in both in the Jewish and secular communities. As the head of the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) for nearly 20 years, she mobilized American Jews and others to speak out about injustice, give generously, and advocate for poor, oppressed and persecuted communities around the globe. In addition to her nonprofit work, Ruth spent many years in the political arena, notably as the first woman to secure a major party nomination for mayor of New York City. She is one of the most well-known and respected Jewish women, once named the sixth most influential Jew in the world by the Jerusalem Post.

Ruth joins Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta in person at our Fall Impact Forum on September 7th at noon, to discuss her history of activism as part of a candid conversation with longtime friend and fellow activist, JWFA Trustee Lois Frank.
 
This event is open to current JWFA Trustees and Associate level donors. If you are not yet a JWFA Trustee or Associate, we would love to have you join us! Become an Associate by clicking here. If you are interested in becoming a JWFA Trustee, please email rwasserman@jwfatlanta.org or call 678-222-3716.

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Past Events

  • 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)