[This article appears as part of a series presented by the SafetyRespectEquity Coalition about the work of Jewish organizations to prevent and address sexual harassment and gender discrimination. By pulling back the curtain on works in progress, the Coalition hopes to inspire others to begin their own crucial reform efforts. You can read the framing piece here.] By Steve Rakitt and Jill Weber Smith Recently, and especially this past year, … [Read more...] about Five Lessons for Funders Seeking to Make an Impact on Women’s Equality in the Jewish Community
An introduction from Robert Bank, Lisa Eisen, Sheila Katz and Idit Klein
You need only look at today’s deeply personal and widespread debates about sexual harassment and gender discrimination to understand that our society is at a crucial inflection point. In light of painful and courageous #MeToo revelations, people in all sectors are calling, unequivocally, for change.
Jewish organizations have also been confronted with our own need for … [Read more...] about How to Create Change:
A Series on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in Our Community
By Barbara Dobkin In 1993 I founded Ma’yan: The Jewish Women’s Project at the JCC on the Upper West Side with Eve Landau who served as its ED. We were feminists, determined to be a catalyst for change for women in the Jewish community. I was coming into my own as a feminist donor/activist, though not ready to label myself a philanthropist. Looking at the landscape, I was well aware of the dearth of money going to other women’s … [Read more...] about Funding Women Creates Transformative Change
Up to $2 million in new funding to be channeled to Jewish organizations in the United States and Canada committed
to promoting gender equality
June 27, 2018, New York - Today The Genesis Prize Foundation (GPF) announced the launch of The Genesis Prize Women’s Empowerment Challenge - a matching grants competition dedicated to promoting gender equality in the North American Jewish community.
The Genesis Prize comes with a $1 million award, … [Read more...] about Genesis Prize Announces Women’s Empowerment Challenge –
a Matching Grants Competition in North America
The Genesis Prize Foundation announced that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award. This award coincides with the fifth anniversary of the Genesis Prize, dubbed “the Jewish Nobel” by Time Magazine. Former President of the Supreme Court of Israel Aharon Barak will present the award to Justice Ginsburg in Tel Aviv in early July 2018. Justice … [Read more...] about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg honored with Inaugural Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award