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

  • December 2016

    Women’s Philanthropy held its December Board meeting at JCC MetroWest in West Orange, where we spent the morning learning about services and opportunities available to seniors in our community. So I sat up front and furiously scribbled notes as Larry Rein, chairman of the JCC’s Board of Trustees, offered an exhaustive list of activities for seniors that nourish “the body, mind, and soul.”

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    Women’s Philanthropy held its December Board meeting at JCC MetroWest in West Orange, where we spent the morning learning about services and opportunities available to seniors in our community. So I sat up front and furiously scribbled notes as Larry Rein, chairman of the JCC’s Board of Trustees, offered an exhaustive list of activities for seniors that nourish “the body, mind, and soul.”

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Upcoming Events

  • Heart to Heart 8 Mission to Israel

    Sunday, February 5 - Thursday, February 9, 2017
    Leave your high heels at home and join our intrepid group of smart, motivated women from across North America and Israel on a unique journey that will feed your soul and engage your mind. For more information, contact Heidi Kuperman at hkuperman@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3046.

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    Sunday, February 5 - Thursday, February 9, 2017
    Leave your high heels at home and join our intrepid group of smart, motivated women from across North America and Israel on a unique journey that will feed your soul and engage your mind. For more information, contact Heidi Kuperman at hkuperman@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-3046.

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  • Women of Wisdom Education Series

    NEXT SESSION: March 2
    Session I: Talking to G-d. Why Bother? - December 8
    Session II: Israeli Women as Agents of Change - January 23
    Session III: The Media and the Middle East: Biased or Balanced? - February 2

    Session IV: Innovation in American Jewish Practice: Reclaiming Rituals - March 2

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    NEXT SESSION: March 2
    Session I: Talking to G-d. Why Bother? - December 8
    Session II: Israeli Women as Agents of Change - January 23
    Session III: The Media and the Middle East: Biased or Balanced? - February 2

    Session IV: Innovation in American Jewish Practice: Reclaiming Rituals - March 2

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  • Women's Philanthropy Civil Rights Journey

    Sunday, March 5 - Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    This is a unique mission exploring Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights struggle in America. Travel to Atlanta, Georgia; Montgomery, Alabama; Selma, Alabama; and Birmingham, Alabama.
    SOLD OUT!

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    Sunday, March 5 - Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    This is a unique mission exploring Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights struggle in America. Travel to Atlanta, Georgia; Montgomery, Alabama; Selma, Alabama; and Birmingham, Alabama.
    SOLD OUT!

    more

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

Mar

13

Women's Philanthropy Evening Board Meeting

JCC of Central NJ 1391 Martine Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Mar

28

Rachel Coalition Women to Women Luncheon

Wilshire Grand Hotel 350 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052

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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)