Jolie Schwab


Jolie Schwab had a 20-year career as an entertainment lawyer at ABC television, the law firm of Proskauer Rose and Cablevision’s Rainbow Program Enterprises, before retiring from law to work in the nonprofit world. She focuses her current work on improving public education in New York and on the right of women to live free of domestic violence. As the former chair of Replications, Inc., she helped that organization create new public middle and high schools in New York and Baltimore, MD. She created and implemented programs to bring corporate and business support to the New York City Public Schools as director of special projects at Pencil, Inc; served as president of the parent body of a large specialized public high school in New York City; and participated in the NYC school mentoring program. An oil painter with her own studio on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Jolie is on the Arts Council of Brandeis University. She has also served on the boards of directors of inMotion (the name was recently changed to HerJustice), an organization providing legal services to women and children in domestic crisis, and the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation. She is an active member of Temple Shaaray Tefila in NYC, where she has served on several committees focused on new approaches to Jewish education. Jolie is a graduate of Brandeis University and Columbia Law School. She joined the AJWS board of trustees in 2009 and has traveled to India, Uganda, Kenya, Bolivia, Haiti and Cambodia on AJWS study tours.

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