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

Quarterly Newsletter Archive

  • November 2017

    “Who tells your story?” This is the fundamental question asked in the musical Hamilton. For Jews, the answer is simple: We tell our story. Through a rich oral and written tradition, our story has been told and retold throughout the ages. And as we survive as a people into the 21st century, our story continues to unfold and take shape.

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    “Who tells your story?” This is the fundamental question asked in the musical Hamilton. For Jews, the answer is simple: We tell our story. Through a rich oral and written tradition, our story has been told and retold throughout the ages. And as we survive as a people into the 21st century, our story continues to unfold and take shape.

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Upcoming Events

  • Women of Wisdom Education Series

    NEXT SESSION: March 16
    Session I: Be the Change You Want to See in the World - January 12
    Session II: How Our torah Texts Can Guide Us Toward a More Civil Discourse - February 7
    Session III: Motivating Our Kids to Find Their Jewish Home on Campus - March 16
    Session IV: Conversation with Aliza Kline, Award-Winning Innovator in the Jewish Start-up Sector - April 16

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    NEXT SESSION: March 16
    Session I: Be the Change You Want to See in the World - January 12
    Session II: How Our torah Texts Can Guide Us Toward a More Civil Discourse - February 7
    Session III: Motivating Our Kids to Find Their Jewish Home on Campus - March 16
    Session IV: Conversation with Aliza Kline, Award-Winning Innovator in the Jewish Start-up Sector - April 16

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  • Ladies Night Out

    Monday, February 26
    Temple Emanu-El
    756 E. Broad St., Westfield
    Join us to hear about Rachel Cohen Gerrol's inspirational Jewish journey. Through her interfaith background and life-changing Birthright Israel experience, Rachel found her calling: emplowering millennials to keep Jewish communities vibrant and strong.

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    Monday, February 26
    Temple Emanu-El
    756 E. Broad St., Westfield
    Join us to hear about Rachel Cohen Gerrol's inspirational Jewish journey. Through her interfaith background and life-changing Birthright Israel experience, Rachel found her calling: emplowering millennials to keep Jewish commu...

    more

    Monday, February 26
    Temple Emanu-El
    756 E. Broad St., Westfield
    Join us to hear about Rachel Cohen Gerrol's inspirational Jewish journey. Through her interfaith background and life-changing ...

    more

    Monday, February 26
    Temple Emanu-El
    756 E. Broad St., Westfield
    Join us to hear about Rachel Cohen Gerrol's inspirationa...

    more

    Monday, February 26
    Temple Emanu-El
    756 E. Broad St., Westfield
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    Monday, February 26
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    756 E. Broad St...

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  • THE BIGGIVE

    Sunday, March 11
    How will you and your family GIVE BIG at The BIGGIVE? Join us for a community-wide day of giving at two convenient Greater MetroWest locations featuring: Phone-a-Thons, Challah Bake Jr., Passover Package Delivery, Teen Calling Session. PLUS: TEAM BIGGIVE -- an exciting new social media fundraising effort.

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    Sunday, March 11
    How will you and your family GIVE BIG at The BIGGIVE? Join us for a community-wide day of giving at two convenient Greater MetroWest locations featuring: Phone-a-Thons, Challah Bake Jr., Passover Package Delivery, Teen Calling Session. PLUS: TEAM BIGGIVE -- an exciting new s...

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    Sunday, March 11
    How will you and your family GIVE BIG at The BIGGIVE? Join us for a community-wide day of giving at two convenient Greater MetroWest locations featuring: Phone-a-Thons, Challa...

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    Sunday, March 11
    How will you and your family GIVE BIG at The BIGGIVE? Join us for a community-wide day of giving at two c...

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    Sunday, March 11
    How will you and your family GIVE BIG at The BIGGIVE? Join us for...

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    Sunday, March 11
    How will you and your family GIVE B...

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    Sunday, March 11
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  • COMMUNITY MISSION 2018

    October 14-22, 2018
    It's not just a trip...
    Amazing things happen on a CommUNITY Mission. The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and our communities' synagogues and Jewish agencies will join together for the trip of a lifetime.

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    October 14-22, 2018
    It's not just a trip...
    Amazing things happen on a CommUNITY Mission. The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and our communities' synagogues and Jewish agencies will join together for the trip of a lifetime.

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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

Feb

26

Women's Philanthropy Ladies Night Out

Temple Emanu-El 765 Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090

Mar

16

Untitled Document
  • 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


Contact Us:

Comments and questions are always welcome.

Diane Bakst
Director
(973) 929-3056
dbakst@jfedgmw.org



Robin Leitner
Assistant Director
(973) 929-3035
rleitner@jfedgmw.org
Sarabeth Margolis Wizen
Major Gifts Consultant
(973) 929-3040
swizen@jfedgmw.org
Karen Auerbach Bocaletti
Development Officer
(973) 929-2954
kbocaletti@jfedgmw.org


Susan Ferber
Development Officer
(973) 929-2986
sferber@jfedgmw.org
 
Elaine DeYoung
Administrative Assistant
(973) 929-3104
edeyoung@jfedgmw.org
Bobbie McClain
Administrative Assistant
(973) 929-3057
bmcclain@jfedgmw.org
 

Photo Gallery

Ladies Night Out, January 12, 2017

(photos by Elaine DeYoung)

Photo Gallery

Heart to Heart Mission - February 2017 (click on thumbnail to see complete photo)