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

  • March 2017

    The arts are alive across Greater MetroWest! In our own local communities and as far away as the Negev in Israel, Women’s Philanthropy supports programs that enrich people’s lives through the arts. Learn why we sponsor and support film series, painting classes, art therapy and more.

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    The arts are alive across Greater MetroWest! In our own local communities and as far away as the Negev in Israel, Women’s Philanthropy supports programs that enrich people’s lives through the arts. Learn why we sponsor and support film series, painting classes, art therapy and more.

    read more

Upcoming Events

  • 2017 Federation Annual Meeting

    Wednesday, June 7 ● 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Featured Speaker Avraham Infeld: Challenges to the Contemporary Jewish Community / Special tribute to Leslie Dannin Rosenthal outgoing president / presentation of the President's Bamberger Award to Arthur Schechner for outstanding service and leadership. Tickets: $18

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    Wednesday, June 7 ● 7 p.m.
    Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus
    901 Route 10, Whippany
    Featured Speaker Avraham Infeld: Challenges to the Contemporary Jewish Community / Special tribute to Leslie Dannin Rosenthal outgoing president / presentation of the President's Bamberger Award to Arthur Schechner for outstanding service and leadership. Tickets: $18

    more
  • Young Women's Mission to Israel

    July 2-10, 2017
    Bond with wonderful women from our community; participate in hands-on activities; usher in Shabbat at the Western Wall, and much more...

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    July 2-10, 2017
    Bond with wonderful women from our community; participate in hands-on activities; usher in Shabbat at the Western Wall, and much more...

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  • Women’s Mission to Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest

    October 16-24, 2017
    Visit Belvedere Palace in Vienna and view its collection of Klimt paintings; meet with Hannah Lessing, head of Austria's compensation fund for Holocaust victims, and much more...

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    October 16-24, 2017
    Visit Belvedere Palace in Vienna and view its collection of Klimt paintings; meet with Hannah Lessing, head of Austria's compensation fund for Holocaust victims, and much more...

    more
  • Couples Mission to Israel

    September 9-17, 2017
    Spend an exhilarating and memorable week exploring Israel with your partner, while building friendship and community with other couples from the Greater MetroWest area.

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    September 9-17, 2017
    Spend an exhilarating and memorable week exploring Israel with your partner, while building friendship and community with other couples from the Greater MetroWest area.

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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

Jun

07

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Annual Meeting

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

Oct

16 to 24 OCT

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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

Diane Bakst
Development Officer
(973) 929-3056
dbakst@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

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)