Creating Gender Equity and Organizational Effectiveness in the Jewish Federation System: A Research-and-Action Project

Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher: Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community; Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community

Author(s): Steven M. Cohen; Shifra Bronznick; Didi Goldenhar; Sherry Israel; Shaul Kelner

Research Area: Culture and religion; Population and demographics

Keywords: North American Jews; Gender; Jewish organizations

Type: Report


The research sought to address the causes, implications and interventions regarding the phenomenon of under-representation of women in the very highest ranks of Jewish Federation professional leadership. The study was based on 93 face-to-face interviews conducted during 2003 with Federation lay and professional leadership throughout North America.