November 15, 2022
Chiotes Hall | 337 E 74th St, New York, NY

8:30 am – Reception
9:00 am to 10:00 am – Breakfast & Program

Pro-Truth, led by NCJW NY, is a coalition of reproductive rights advocates, policy makers, and service providers, united to expose and fight the dangerous and deceptive tactics of fake abortion clinics, sometimes called “crisis pregnancy centers.” We are proud that Planned Parenthood of Greater New York is a member of the Pro-Truth coalition. Learn more at

Dr. Dean will be honored with The Rebekah Kohut Award. Named for the Founding President of NCJW NY, the award is given to a New Yorker who has played an especially significant role in the communal life of our city.

Gillian Dean, MD, MPH (she/her) is the Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) where she oversees clinical services provided to New Yorkers in 23 health centers across 65% of the state. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is a nationally recognized leader in the field of complex family planning, and the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and online resources and frequently quoted in print and online media. Dr. Dean is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and a fellow of the Society of Family Planning and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Dean received her undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies from Barnard College and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco where she subsequently completed a Fellowship in Family Planning. She received an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. 


NCJW NY is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW NY strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. NCJW NY serves New Yorkers from all walks of life, from all racial and religious backgrounds.

Host Committee
Melissa Broudo
Joanna Bozkurt
Alisha Goodman
Nicole Gruenstein
Shari Teitelbaum
Hillary Zilz

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