Women's Philanthropy

A Vision for the Future

Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ engages Jewish women through dynamic programs that benefit their lives and others in Greater MetroWest, Israel and overseas. Guided by the principles of tzedakah (righteousness), Klal Yisrael (Jewish Peoplehood), and tikkun olam (repairing the world), WP’s support of the UJA Annual Campaign enables our vision to become reality. more

Join Us

We are women of all ages and stages of life connected by our commitment to strengthen our Jewish community. Our personal involvement with Women’s Philanthropy allows us to be all we would like to be as philanthropists through education, mission trips, event participation and volunteerism!  Join us; you’ll be happy you did.

Philanthropy 101

Arthur Borinsky Young Leadership Program (AM)

Women's Missions

Volunteer Opportunities

Outreach and Engagement

Quarterly Newsletter Archive

  • April 2016

    We Care. We Build. We Save. Here in Greater MetroWest, that manifests itself in building a caring and accessible Jewish community. On the heels of Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month, we are focusing this e-newsletter on the Federation-supported agencies and programs that improve and enrich the lives of individuals with learning and developmental disabilities.

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    We Care. We Build. We Save. Here in Greater MetroWest, that manifests itself in building a caring and accessible Jewish community. On the heels of Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month, we are focusing this e-newsletter on the Federation-supported agencies and programs that improve and enrich the lives of individuals with learning and developmental disabilities.

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Upcoming Events

  • Great Balls of FIre!

    Tuesday, April 19 - 7 p.m.
    Club 4SIXTY6, 466 Prospect Avenue, West Orange
    An evening of drinks, dinner, and dueling pianos celebrating the Greater MetroWest young adult community and this year's Julius and Bessie Cohn Young Leadership Award Winners, Lee Murnick and Ariel Nelson.

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    Tuesday, April 19 - 7 p.m.
    Club 4SIXTY6, 466 Prospect Avenue, West Orange
    An evening of drinks, dinner, and dueling pianos celebrating the Greater MetroWest young adult community and this year's Julius and Bessie Cohn Young Leadership Award Winners, Lee Murnick and Ariel Nelson.

    more

    Tuesday, April 19 - 7 p.m.
    Club 4SIXTY6, 466 Prospect Avenue, West Orange
    An evening of drinks, dinner, and dueling pianos celebrating the Greater MetroWest young adult community and this yea...

    more

    Tuesday, April 19 - 7 p.m.
    Club 4SIXTY6, 466 Prospect Avenue, West Orange
    An evening of drinks, dinner, and dueling piano...

    more

    Tuesday, April 19 - 7 p.m.
    Club 4SIXTY6, 466 Prospect Avenue, West Orange
    An even...

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    Tuesday, April 19 - 7 p.m.
    Club 4SIXTY6, 466 Prospec...

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  • Women's Awareness Day

    Tuesday, May 3 - 9:30 a.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Featuring Jane Weitzman, philanthropist and author of Art & Sole. Book sale and signing with Jane Weitzman Optional docent-led tour of the “Memory to History: Women of the Holocaust” exhibit follows the program.

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    Tuesday, May 3 - 9:30 a.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Featuring Jane Weitzman, philanthropist and author of Art & Sole. Book sale and signing with Jane Weitzman Optional docent-led tour of the “Memory to History: Women of the Holocaust” exhibit follows the program.

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  • Women's Philanthropy Annual Meeting

    Tuesday, May 24 - 9:30 a.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Honoring Joan Schiffer Levinson, outgoing Women's Philanthropy president and recognition of outgoing and incoming officers and board members.

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    Tuesday, May 24 - 9:30 a.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Honoring Joan Schiffer Levinson, outgoing Women's Philanthropy president and recognition of outgoing and incoming officers and board members.

    more

    Tuesday, May 24 - 9:30 a.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Honoring Joan Schiffer Levinson, outgoing Women's Philanthropy president and recognition of ou...

    more

    Tuesday, May 24 - 9:30 a.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Honoring Joan Schiffer L...

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    Tuesday, May 24 - 9:30 a.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Rout...

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    Tuesday, May 24 - 9:30 a.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jew...

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Women's Campaign

When you give a gift in your own name, you demonstrate the importance of tzedakah to you. You take your place in the long line of women who have carried on this fundamental Jewish tradition, and you inspire others to translate their Jewish caring into giving that makes a difference.

Why a Women's Gift
Finding Your Place in the Women's UJA Campaign

Lion of Judah

The Lion of Judah Program recognizes women in our community who personally contribute at least $5,000 to the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ Annual Campaign. more

The Pomegranate Pin Program

The Pomegranate Pin Program recognizes women in our community who personally contribute between $1,800 and $4,999 to the UJA Annual Campaign. more

UPCOMING EVENTS

May

03

Women's Awareness Day

Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus 901 Route 10
Whippany, NJ 07981

May

24

Women's Philanthropy Annual Meeting

Aidekman Campus, Whippany

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Contact Us

Comments and questions are always welcome.

Sarabeth Margolis Wizen
Director
(973) 929-3040
swizen@jfedgmw.org

Robin Leitner
Assistant Director
(973) 929-3035
rleitner@jfedgmw.org

Debra Levenstein
Development Officer
(908) 288-2427 (Regional Office)
dlevenstein@jfedgmw.org

Beth Levin
Development Officer
(908) 929-3089
blevin@jfedgmw.org

Elaine DeYoung
Administrative Assistant
(973) 929-3104
edeyoung@jfedgmw.org

Miriam Hirschheimer
Administrative Assistant
(973) 929-3165
mhirschheimer@jfedgmw.org

  • Group at pre-mission dinner

  • Young Women's Mission to Israel - July 5-12, 2015

  • Officially on our way

  • Visiting Masada

  • Lyna explains the water storage system on Masada

  • Group at camel rides

  • Floating in the Dead Sea

  • With kids at Israel Tennis Center, Ofakim

  • Cooking in Ofakim

  • Co-chairs Robin, and Mission Emeritus Barbara Drench