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

  • January 2016

    Women’s Philanthropy is celebrating 80 years of women’s giving in our community. In 1936, a group of empowered Jewish women joined together in Newark with our first campaign chair, Rose Kussy, to build what is now known as the women’s campaign of United Jewish Appeal or UJA of Greater MetroWest New Jersey. Over the years our name has changed and our geographical reach has expanded, but we have maintained our commitment to collecting and contributing dollars to build a strong Jewish safety net.

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    Women’s Philanthropy is celebrating 80 years of women’s giving in our community. In 1936, a group of empowered Jewish women joined together in Newark with our first campaign chair, Rose Kussy, to build what is now known as the women’s campaign of United Jewish Appeal or UJA of Greater MetroWest New Jersey. Over the years our name has changed and our geographical reach has expanded, but we have maintained our commitment to collecting and contributing dollars to build a strong Je...

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Upcoming Events

  • Women of Wisdom Education Series

    SESSION I: Understanding the Israeli Psyche, Thu., January 28, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    SESSION II: Woman of Valor, Thu., February 11, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    SESSION III: Building Bridges Between Israeli and American Jews, Tue., February 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    SESSION IV: Being a Jew in the 21st Century, Thu., March 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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    SESSION I: Understanding the Israeli Psyche, Thu., January 28, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    SESSION II: Woman of Valor, Thu., February 11, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    SESSION III: Building Bridges Between Israeli and American Jews, Tue., February 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    SESSION IV: Being a Jew in the 21st Century, Thu., March 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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  • Community Challah Bake

    Tuesday, February 9
    Community Food Bank of NJ
    31 Evans Terminal Road, Hillside
    Braid and bake for clients of Jewish Family Services and local kosher food pantries. 1 hour and 15 minutes shifts will be available 8:45 a.m. -7 p.m.

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    Tuesday, February 9
    Community Food Bank of NJ
    31 Evans Terminal Road, Hillside
    Braid and bake for clients of Jewish Family Services and local kosher food pantries. 1 hour and 15 minutes shifts will be available 8:45 a.m. -7 p.m.

    more

    Tuesday, February 9
    Community Food Bank of NJ
    31 Evans Terminal Road, Hillside
    Braid and bake for clients of Jewish Family Services and local kosher food pantries. 1 hour and 15 minutes shi...

    more

    Tuesday, February 9
    Community Food Bank of NJ
    31 Evans Terminal Road, Hillside
    Braid and bake for clients of Jewish Fam...

    more

    Tuesday, February 9
    Community Food Bank of NJ
    31 Evans Terminal Road, Hillside
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    Tuesday, February 9
    Community Food Bank of NJ
    31 Ev...

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  • Heart to Heart 7 Mission to Israel

    February 7-11, 2016
    Join smart, motivated, like-minded women on Heart to Heart 7, a journey that will fill your soul, open your mind and renew your spirit. Find meaning in your Jewish community through an incredible experience that will change your life.

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    February 7-11, 2016
    Join smart, motivated, like-minded women on Heart to Heart 7, a journey that will fill your soul, open your mind and renew your spirit. Find meaning in your Jewish community through an incredible experience that will change your life.

    more

    February 7-11, 2016
    Join smart, motivated, like-minded women on Heart to Heart 7, a journey that will fill your soul, open your mind and renew your spirit. Find meaning in your Jewish communit...

    more

    February 7-11, 2016
    Join smart, motivated, like-minded women on Heart to Heart 7, a journey that will fill your soul, open...

    more

    February 7-11, 2016
    Join smart, motivated, like-minded women on Heart to Heart 7, ...

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    February 7-11, 2016
    Join smart, motivated, like-mind...

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    February 7-11, 2016
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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

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Women's Awareness Day

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

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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