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

  • June 2017

    This Women’s Philanthropy eNewsletter examines the theme of social justice. I did a Google search for the current-day meaning of the term “social justice” and a variety of explanations appeared. Nearly every definition included words like fairness and equality and access to opportunity for all members of society, including the most vulnerable. This is a fundamental Jewish belief and lies at the core of Jewish Federation’s values.

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    This Women’s Philanthropy eNewsletter examines the theme of social justice. I did a Google search for the current-day meaning of the term “social justice” and a variety of explanations appeared. Nearly every definition included words like fairness and equality and access to opportunity for all members of society, including the most vulnerable. This is a fundamental Jewish belief and lies at the core of Jewish Federation’s values.

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Upcoming Events

  • Major Gifts

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Crystal Plaza
    305 West Northfield Rd., Livingston
    Featuring Deborah E. Lipstadt, Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. RSVP by Friday, September 15.

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    Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    Crystal Plaza
    305 West Northfield Rd., Livingston
    Featuring Deborah E. Lipstadt, Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies at Emory University. RSVP by Friday, September 15.

    more
  • 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
  • LIVE365

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Hilton Parsippany
    One Hilton Court, Parsippany
    Featuring special guest Josh Gad, award-winning star of the original cast of Book of Mormon and the voice of Olaf in Disney's Frozen.

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    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    Hilton Parsippany
    One Hilton Court, Parsippany
    Featuring special guest Josh Gad, award-winning star of the original cast of Book of Mormon and the voice of Olaf in Disney's Frozen.

    more
  • 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

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Contact Us

Comments and questions are always welcome.

Sarabeth Margolis Wizen
Director
(973) 929-3040
swizen%40jfedgmw.org

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

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

Karen Bocaletti
Development Officer
(973) 929-3054
dbakst@jfedgmw.org

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