JWF's Year-Long 20th Anniversary Celebration


  • April 19 - 20, 2017 TWO-DAY SERIES: 20 Hours to Celebrate 20 Years!
    Join JWF for a two-day celebration to commemorate 20 years of bold, innovative grantmaking. #JWFTurns20

    Celebrate. April 19: Dinner & Theater
    Connect. April 19: Overnight Stay
    Engage. April 20: Ideas Exchange

    ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. To register, please contact JWF offices at 312-357-4850.

    To view event details, please click here.


    Lead. Lunch & Program

  • November 14, 2017 MARKETING THE MOVEMENT

    Collaborate. Stakeholder Workshop.


Signature Events

Annual Meeting. Renew and reset.

JWF's Annual Meeting takes place every winter. Join us as we review the progress of our previous year and set the agenda for the next one. This event is open to all JWF Trustees and anyone interested in learning more about our work. The event is generously supported by a grant from the Joseph L. and Emily K. Gidwitz Memorial Foundation.

Our 2017 Annual Meeting featured Rabbi Alysa Mendelson Graf & Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr, co-editors of Funny, You Don't Look Like A Rabbi: Tales from The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate

We welcome you to listen to their humorous and inspiring conversation below.

Power Lunch. Power up.

The JWF Power Lunch is a roundtable luncheon where participants work together with powerful women to learn how they can make a difference in the lives of Jewish women and girls, choose from a list of topics and a variety of speakers focused on women's issues, and interact with experts ready to motivate, educate, and enlighten the audience.

Leadership Luncheon. Learn to lead.

JWF's Leadership Luncheon is held in collaboration with JUF's Women's Division and takes place every other year. Trustees and those interested in learning more about JWF are welcome to attend. This event is generously supported by a grant from the Joseph L. and Emily K. Gidwitz Memorial Foundation.

Special Events

JWF Presents: Lesley Sachs, Executive Director of Women of the Wall. Be inspired.

This special event, An Up-to-the-Minute Update on the Status of Women in Israel, featured Lesley Sachs, Executive Director of Women of the Wall.

Multigenerational Event. Stay connected.

An event to honor and engage JWF's Multigenerational families. The 2015 Multigeneratonal Event, Values, Voices, & Vision: Connecting Generations of Women to Enhance a Vibrant Jewish Present, explored the values that guide us, the voices that define us, and the vision that unites us as Jewish multigenerational female philanthropists.

Mission to Israel. Be there.

Return to Chicago with a fresh perspective on the lives of women and girls in Israel and use this information in our work at JWF. Visit grantees, conduct site visits, and meet with feminist leaders and government officials. This trip provides trustees with a unique experience to learn from community leaders, ask questions directly to Knesset officials, and broaden our understanding of Israeli culture and society as a whole.

Read about JWF's 2015 Mission here.