Brownieland is celebrating Women’s History Month by showcasing nonprofits that empower women. For our March Brownieland Behind the Scenes, we are featuring the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta (JWFA), a nonprofit organization that promotes social change and creates positive opportunities for Jewish women and girls.
One of the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta’s core values is to be an educational vehicle for Jewish women in philanthropy and to advocate for the overall needs of Jewish women and girls. One way in which JWFA accomplishes this is by the Agents of Change Training (ACT). JWFA’s ACT program builds the capacity of women in Atlanta’s Jewish community to become agents of change, developing their skills through exclusive, interactive seminars led by accomplished leaders, activists, and influencers, and providing networking and mentoring opportunities designed to foster a sense of growth personally, professionally and communally.
Another way JWFA accomplishes its education and advocacy efforts is by holding events that elevate Jewish women’s and girls’ issues to the forefront of the conversation. JWFA has put together some exciting events with local partners this year. On December 2nd, JWFA held its event: “Caring for the Caregivers: Supporting others without losing sight of your own well-being.” Licensed clinical social worker Michelle Goodloe interviewed a panel of local Jewish women about their personal experiences with caregiving while offering practical advice for women juggling the needs of elderly parents while simultaneously caring for young children. On March 8th, JWFA held its “Advocacy in Action: An International Women’s Day Program” in honor of International Women’s Day. Three JWFA Israeli grantee partners came together for an online, roundtable discussion about their advocacy efforts. Included in the conversation were representatives from the Center for Women’s Justice, Mavoi Satum, and Women’s Spirit. On April 6th, JWFA will host its “Make Your Words Count: The Art of the OpEd.” Led by Laura Adkins, Opinion Editor for Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) and professor of journalism at Yeshiva University’s Stern College for Women, this three-part virtual workshop will teach women the basics of writing an impactful OpEd. Find recordings of these incredible JWFA events HERE and upcoming events HERE.
Brownieland considers it an honor to partner with The Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta over the years. JWFA is an incredible organization geared towards helping women and girls in Atlanta and Israel become financially independent and successful. Brownieland recently collaborated with JWFA to create videos for its virtual celebration, “JWFA Impacts: There’s Even More to Us Now.” Find a recording of the event HERE where you can learn about JWFA’s leadership initiatives, groundbreaking research, and work combating gender-based discrimination in the workplace. JWFA’s work is critical to the strength of women and girls, and Brownieland is proud to partner with this amazing philanthropy. Watch the JWFA Overview video we created together and learn more about this remarkable nonprofit and its new initiatives in our Brownieland Blog.
In 2018, the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta hosted a luncheon, JWFA Ignites, honoring its three founders: Carol Cooper, Sara Franco, and Ilene Engel. The events also showcased the work it does to expand opportunities for Jewish women and girls through effective grant-making, advocacy, and education. JWFA empowers women to be leaders, philanthropists, and decision-makers, all while using a gender lens to consider the needs locally and in Israel. In the organization’s first five years, it invested over $500,000 in 32 organizations, promoting a safe, healthy, and equitable future for Jewish women and girls.
The event was an inspirational showcase of JWFA’s efforts and those who work tirelessly to support the organization’s important mission. Brownieland Pictures was proud to be a sponsor and to attend this event. Check out the video we produced in partnership with JWFA to find out more about the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta.
At Brownieland Pictures, our mission is to empower nonprofits by expanding their reach and engaging communities through stories that inspire and motivate. We are grateful for the nonprofits who make a difference in our communities every day, and we are honored to partner with some incredible Atlanta organizations. With this in mind, each month in 2021, we will showcase the work of a nonprofit organization with whom we are partners and go behind the scenes to share their story for the greater good!
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