Honoring Maya Wiley with the Rebekah Kohut Award and benefitting NCJW NY’s Hunger Program
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
4:30 PM VIP Event: An Intimate Conversation with Maya Wiley
5:15 PM Program featuring key note speech from honoree Maya Wiley
RSVP by October 19, 2020
Tickets start at $36. Limited number of VIP Tickets available.
All proceeds will benefit NCJW NY’s Hunger Program, which feeds hundreds of New Yorkers in need each week.
General Admission Options:
- $36 helps provide one family with a three day supply of groceries from the Food Pantry
- $72 pays for 108 meals at our Hunger Program’s projected cost of $1.50 per meal
- $180 pays for 270 meals at our Hunger Program’s projected cost of $1.50 per meal
VIP Ticket Options: VIP Ticket holders are invited to an intimate pre-program conversation with honoree Maya Wiley from 4:30 pm to 5 pm. Limited VIP tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.
- Friend: $250 provides fresh fruit & vegetables for 40 families at the Food Pantry
- Sponsor: $500 provides fresh dairy products from local NY State Farms for 300 people at the Food Pantry
- Partner: $1,200 keeps the Community Kitchen running for one day
Please note: closed captions will be available during both the VIP and main program.
National Council of Jewish Women New York
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. For 125 years, NCJW NY has been fostering women’s leadership and addressing the city’s inequities through both direct social services and advocacy for systemic change.
Since 1984, NCJW NY’s Hunger Program has helped feed countless New Yorkers. The weekly Food Pantry provides a three-day supply of groceries to families in need, including fresh produce, dairy from local farms, and shelf-stable foods. The twice-weekly Community Kitchen provides freshly prepared, ready to eat meals to any and all who need it. In the last year, we served 235,000 meals to nearly 33,000 New Yorkers, including 5,800 children.
Rebekah Kohut Award
The Rebekah Kohut Award, named for NCJW NY’s founding president, honors women who have distinguished themselves in their fields and who have significantly improved the communal life of our city.
Maya Wiley has spent her career fighting to dismantle structural racism and win transformational change with low income communities of color. As Counsel to the Mayor she delivered for New York City on civil and immigrants’ rights, women and minority owned business contracts, universal broadband access and more. After leaving City Hall, she made police discipline more accountable as Chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, and worked to improve public education as a Co-Chair of the School Diversity Task Force. At the New School, where she currently serves as a University Professor, she founded the Digital Equity Laboratory on universal and inclusive broadband.