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, financial literacy, and divorce, 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

“Working together. Using our power. Becoming visible.” with Jamie Allen Black. October 16, 2019. 3:00 p.m. 1440 Spring Street.  Register here.

Join Jamie Allen Black, CEO of Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York, for a conversation on how we can work together, use our power, and become visible.

Recently, Jamie co-authored “The Week That All Jewish Women Turned Invisible,” which not only went viral, it actually broke the internet! Learn how raising the visibility of JWFNY affected their work and made it possible to increase impact, and how the increased impact affected their visibility.


POW! Power of Women Pop-Up Giving Circle. November 10, 2019. 7:00 p.m. 5645 Dupree Dr. NW Register here.

Get a taste of what it’s like to be a JWFA Trustee! Over the course of one dynamic evening, women who contribute to this “pop-up” giving circle will hear live presentations about a select group of proposals* and work together to allocate the pool of money among the organizations. Open to all women; $180 per person (bring your high school daughter with you for no additional cost). You must be present to vote. Register here.

You might be asking yourself, “what IS a pop-up giving circle?”

A pop-up giving circle is a standalone event that requires no pre- or post-work by participants. It is a quick and easy way for groups of people to amplify their impact by pooling their resources and deciding together how the money will be distributed. All money raised at this event will be given out that night!

Pop-up giving circles are not a new phenomenon, but to our knowledge this is the first one for the women of Jewish Atlanta. Please join us and see what the buzz is all about!

*Come hear presentations from the following:
Atlanta Jewish Academy Young Women in STEM Career Fair and Mentoring Program – This program will increase access to and interest in careers in STEM for Jewish women and includes a one-day career fair with year-round mentoring opportunities for female high school students in Greater Atlanta. It provides access for the students to meet with women who have a variety of careers in STEM fields and to learn about STEM-based college curricula and career opportunities with the additional benefit of mentorship opportunities.

JumpSpark ATL Strong Women Fellowship: Building on the success of last year’s pilot, this program provides female-identifying Jewish teens in Atlanta access to strong female leaders, connection with peers, and empowering learning. By grappling with the myriad issues facing women today, this fellowship prepares teens to be strong leaders and advocates while incorporating a peer training model.

Sojourn: Southern Jewish Resource Network for Gender and Sexual Diversity Comprehensive Sex Education for Jewish LBGTQ Teens – This pilot program will empower participants to make informed and responsible decisions about sexual health and behavior by providing age-appropriate, medically-accurate, comprehensive sex education that is targeted specifically for members of the LGBTQ and Jewish communities. A broad range of topics will include human development, relationships, contraception, and disease prevention.


Thank you to our sponsors, Linda Davis, Ilene Engel, and Michal Hillman. Sponsorships will help underwrite the cost of this event and are available when you register.

JWFA Impacts! April 23, 2020. Registration coming soon.

Mark your calendar for April 23, 2020, when we will honor JWFA Trustee and community leader Lisa Haynor at our luncheon, “JWFA Impacts!” We hope you will join us as we celebrate together and hear from Rebecca Minkoff, founder of the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women that invests in women’s financial power across the socio-economic spectrum by enabling and empowering female-owned businesses. Rebecca, an industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear, and apparel, is dedicated to bringing women together to enact positive change and hosts the “Superwomen” podcast. A formal save the date, sponsorship information, and registration links coming soon.

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Recent Past Events

Conquer Your Fears. September 12, 2019. 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 

Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta and Kim Normand Dobrin invite you to conquer your fears!

Learn specific tools to assess, access, and release your fears.

Fear is an aspect of each of us that is often neither discussed nor addressed in a focused manner that gives specific guidance, skills, and tools to use on a daily basis.

As women, we are juggling so much; this in itself can bring anxiety and fear.

We will look at living with intention. What does this mean? How can you use these skills daily?

Space is extremely limited. Open to all women. $36 includes lunch and a workbook.

Human Trafficking: A Jewish Issue. March 28, 2019. 7:30 p.m. 

DID YOU KNOW? Currently, 12,400 men in Georgia purchase sex from a minor every month. In Israel, thousands of women are trafficked every day. Every human being has the right to make their own decision about their body, life, and future. No one should be forced to work or engage in a sex act against their will. As Jews, it is our duty to eliminate this modern-day slavery, and Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta wants to partner with you to make that happen. 

Join us on March 28, 2019 as we address this crisis with experts in the field locally, nationally, and in Israel. The program includes:

  • Lauren Hersh, former prosecutor and national expert on sex trafficking, online safety, and workplace harassment.  
  • Ouleye Ndoye Warnock, Senior Human Trafficking Fellow for the Office of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms 
  • An update about our groundbreaking efforts in Israel and recent significant successes in this arena.

By sponsoring this event, you are publicly stating that there is no place for human trafficking in today’s world. Contact us for more information. 

Coffee & Conversation: Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Jewish Community. March 12, 2019. 10 – 11:30 a.m. Free. 

Racial and ethnic diversity is both a historic and contemporary reality of Jewish life. Join us to learn from three Atlanta women with distinct stories and backgrounds about their experiences. Participate in engaging conversation about what diversity means for Jewish women in Atlanta. This unique opportunity to talk and learn together is being held in partnership with Be’chol Lashon, a national organization that celebrates ethnic and racial diversity in the Jewish community.

Coffee & Conversation with Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta: Join us for coffee, conversation, and a greater understanding of our mission and impact. At Coffee & Conversation, the activity or topic might change, but the goal is always the same: introduce women to our mission of promoting social change and creating positive opportunities for Jewish women and girls. From yoga to book club to guest speakers on important topics, Coffee & Conversation will offer something for everyone!

Coffee & Conversation: Human Trafficking and the Jewish Community. January 30, 2019. 12 – 1 p.m. Free. Register here.

Please join us for coffee, a brief information session about our work, and a discussion about human trafficking and the Jewish community. 

Coffee & Conversation with Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta: Join us for coffee, conversation, and a greater understanding of our mission and impact. At Coffee & Conversation, the activity or topic might change, but the goal is always the same: introduce women to our mission of promoting social change and creating positive opportunities for Jewish women and girls. From yoga to book club to guest speakers on important topics, Coffee & Conversation will offer something for everyone!

MJCCA Book Festival, “Three Authors, One Event.” November 8, 2018. 10 a.m. Free. 

Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta is proud to host Susan & Laura Stachler, authors of “Cookie Cure,” Sally Mundell, author of “Packaging Good,” and Ruby Mundell, author of “Kindness Come In” at this year’s Atlanta Jewish Book Festival. After 26 successful years, the Book Festival of the MJCCA has provided our community with a literary extravaganza featuring an exciting lineup of the year’s most exceptional authors, celebrities, and thinkers. 

Volunteer with us. Zaban Paradies Center for Homeless Couples. November 13, 2018. 10 a.m. Free. RSVP required. 

There is never a bad time to give back to your community, but what better time than right before Thanksgiving. Join us as we make packaged lunches for the residents of the Zaban Paradies Center for Homeless Couples

Human Trafficking Awareness and Action Training. October 16, 2018. 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Free.

DID YOU KNOW? Currently, 7,200 men purchase sex from a minor in Georgia EVERY MONTH. In advance of the 2019 Super Bowl coming to Atlanta, we are taking action to make change happen.

We are thrilled to partner with the International Human Trafficking Institute to make necessary changes to our local community. In three years, 50,000 metro Atlanta residents will be trained in human trafficking awareness and action. On October 16th at 8:30 a.m., we hosted a “train the trainer” workshop. Those trained will commit to training an additional 300-500 volunteers in advance of the Super Bowl. Click here to register, and contact us for more information.

Coffee & Conversation: Book Club Edition. October 11, 2018. 

Come celebrate International Day of the Girl with Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta! Please join us for coffee, a brief information session about our work, and a guided book discussion with an expert facilitator. We will be discussing “The Female Persuasion” by Meg Wolitzer.

“4 Keys to Longevity” with Alexis Abramson, PhD. August 29, 2018. 

Adulting is exhausting! Let us make it easier. Join Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta and Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. to discover the “4 Keys to Longevity.” Learn which changes to your life can have a positive impact on the aging process and add both quality and quantity to your years. 

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. is a leading industry expert and ‘trendspotter’ for those over 50. She is an inspiring speaker, blogger, corporate consultant, author, and award-winning entrepreneur and journalist. Her commitment to baby boomers and mature adults has been featured in many national publications, including TIME, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur and People. Dr. Abramson is an Emmy and Gracie award-winning journalist who has appeared frequently as an on-air expert gerontologist for NBC’s Today show, CNN, CBS, RLTV, MSNBC and numerous other media outlets.


Community Partners: AgeWell Atlanta, a collaborative with Aviv Older Adult Services of JF&CS AtlantaJewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, Jewish Home Life Communities, and the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta – MJCCACong. Beth Jacob SisterhoodHadassah Greater Atlanta; Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Women’s Philanthropy; MACoM – Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah; and Temple Sinai. 

Coffee & Conversation: Yoga Edition. August 22, 2018. 

Before you know it, summer will be over, a new school year will start, and the Jewish holidays will be fast-approaching. Adulting is exhausting! Take a break from it all and join Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta for a yoga class and information session about our work. 

“RBG” a film screening in partnership with the Atlanta Jewish Film FestivalMay 10, 2018. 7:30 p.m. United Artists Tara Cinemas 4.

“Wait…YOU’RE the rabbi?” Conversations with three women rabbis.

May 29, 2018. 12 – 1 p.m. Temple Sinai Atlanta (5645 Dupree Dr. NW; Sandy Springs, GA 30327)

Three of our Trustees, Rabbis Loren Filson Lapidus, Lydia Medwin, and Sam Shabman, shared their perspectives on being young, female rabbis. 

JWFA Ignites! 5 Years, 3 Founders, 1 Mission. January 19, 2018. 


Visit our JWFA Ignites page for full information about Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta Ignites: 5 Years, 3 Founders, 1 Mission, honoring our founders, Carol Cooper, Ilene Engel, and Sara Franco

Lunch and Learn: “Demystifying Mikvah: Claiming this Traditional Women’s Ritual as our Own.” October 30, 2017

Two JWFA Trustees, Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus and Rabbi Lydia Medwin, led this session at Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah. Mikvah is an ancient Jewish ritual that has infinite contemporary applications. By understanding the concept of mikvah and how it is used in both traditional and innovative ways, we reflected on how the mikvah might fit into our own spiritual practices.

Women on Board, Finding Your Voice as a Volunteer Leader: June 21, 2017

Empowering women as leaders is an integral part of Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta’s mission. We partnered with the Atlanta Women’s Foundation to bring a customized leadership training for women in Atlanta’s Jewish Community. This training is usually offered for $150 per person, but JWFA brought it to the Jewish community for a deep discount. If you are a current or aspiring board member of a school, congregation, or nonprofit, this is the training for you!


Film Screening, “Brave Miss World”: April 4, 2017

Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta and the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival hosted an exclusive screening of “Brave Miss World,” followed by a panel discussion with experts in the field and a delicious dessert reception catered by The Spicy Peach. A portion of all ticket sales went directly to sexual assault prevention. Panelists included: Mariela Romero (Emmy award winning Univision anchor and Community Affairs Director), Esther Panitch (civil and criminal attorney), Judy Spira (clinical social worker and domestic violence expert), and Jessica Caldas (artist, advocate, activist, survivor).

We are grateful to the following organizations for being our Community Partners for this event: Congregation Dor Tamid Sisterhood, Greater Atlanta Hadassah, International Women’s House, Inc., Jewish Family & Career Services, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta Women’s Philanthropy, Jewish Women International, MACoM (Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah), NCJW, Partnership Against Domestic Violence, Temple Kehillat Chaim Sisterhood, Temple Kol Emeth WRJ Sisterhood, Temple Sinai Atlanta, and The Temple.

Eating Disorders and the Jewish Community: February 23, 2017

“The food-centric traditions, in conjunction with society’s drive for thinness, strongly influence the development of eating disorders in the Jewish community.” – Dr. Carrie Poline

Eating disorders are a serious and pervasive issue for Jewish girls and women. Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta invited the Jewish community to learn from a panel of experts from the Eating Disorders Information Network about the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. The panel included: Ruth Falkenstein, Recovery Speaker and EDIN Board Member; Jamie Glazerman, MA, LPC, Therapist at Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders; Page Love, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, Registered dietitian and owner of Nutrifit, Sport, Therapy, Inc.; Carrie Poline, DO, FAPA, Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry Medical Director, Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders; and Eileen Shaw, RDN, LD, LPC, Nutrition Expert. Click here for the Power Point presentation from this event.

United We Lead, Lessons from Contemporary and Biblical Jewish Women Leaders: March 6, 2017

Why are so many more leadership positions held by men than women? Rabba Devorah Evron suggests the answer may relate to gender-specific leadership styles. Drawing from the stories of ancient and contemporary Jewish women, Devorah shed light on a particularly female, collaborative approach to activism and leadership for social change and its relevance in the home, community, and society.

Rabba Devorah Evron is an authority on Judaism and gender in Israel and a longtime activist for women’s empowerment. She is the Director of the Elga Stulman Institute for Jewish Women’s Studies at HaMidrasha Center for Pluralistic Jewish Education in Israel.

Other Past Events

  • “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)