JWF News – Shabbat Update April 28, 2017
Shabbat Shalom

We hope you had a wonderful Passover. On behalf of the entire JWF community, we thank you for your support of JWF’s vital work to be a voice for women and girls, support women leaders, and create a more just society for all.

We are part of a movement to create positive change in the world. We just returned from the annual Force for Change conference of the Jewish Women’s Funding Network, where together with 25 other women’s funds, we learned and shared information about how we can identify and find solutions to the barriers that prevent women and their families from being safe and successful. Donate to the Imagine the Possibilities campaign to continue to support women & girls.

We hope you are inspired by this month’s Shabbat Update. We have an exciting month ahead of us.

Shabbat Shalom, Tami Baldinger, CEO Lisa Schreier, President & Board Chair

Mark your calendars!

Wednesday, May 3End of Season Trustee Luncheon at Table 26, 11:30AM – 1:30PM, featuring Dr. Jeffrey Nall, on Why Feminism is Good for Men. Board installation and announcement of new JWF young women’s fellowship recipient, and more! Meeting begins promptly at 11:45 AM.

Tuesday, May 4No Small Change Information Session, 7:00 – 8:00PM. Open to the community. Join us at Temple Beth El in West Palm Beach to learn about JWF’s teen philanthropy program.

Sunday, May 7 – No Small Change-End of Year Celebration, 3:00 – 5:00PM, the JCC in Palm Beach Gardens. Announcing more than $10,000 in grants. Open to the community. Trustees, parents and teens welcome. For more information, contact Erin at erin@jwfpalmbeach.org.

Thursday, May 11 – Coffee with Michal Barkai Brody, 9:00 – 10:00AM. Coffee and conversation with the founder of grantee partner ALMA Premilitary Academy for Female Leadership. Open to the community.

Thursday, May 25 -End of Season Cocktail Celebration, 5:30 – 7:30PM at the Regional Kitchen & Public House, West Palm Beach. Open to the community. Donors, trustees, spouses, partners & significant others are encouraged to attend.

♦To register for these events go to our Events page ♦

For more information about JWF programs and events, please contact Miriam Laing, External Relations Manager, at 561-275-2200 or by emailing miriam@jwfpalmbeach.org.

Program & Event Updates

Thursday & Friday, March 29-30 – Women’s Day at the Capital! CP&OO Jennifer Kryshka and trustee Julie Cummings attended this educational event along with over a hundred women from across the state. Attendees heard from elected officials, lobbyists, and experts on the Florida policy process.

April 24 -26 – A Force For Change 10  – Jewish Women’s Funding Network Conference. Trustees Lisa Schreier and Liz Reitman joined Tami, Jennifer, & Erin at the annual conference that brings together professionals and lay leaders from Jewish women’s funds across the US and Israel. This year’s conference was so inspiring, and included sessions on advocacy, grantmaking best practices, fund to fund idea sharing, and super stars in the philanthropy field.

CEO Onboarding Elite Training for Jewish Leadership – Tami Baldinger has participated in the first Cohort for the past year. She has built meaningful relationships and strengthened professional ties between JWF and other national Jewish organizations. Read here to learn more.

Grantee Highlights

WEPower will be conducting a session on the topic “Gender-Aware Management” with the Israeli Ministry of Science where various organizations (Facebook, Intel, Strauss, Israel Aerospace Industries, and the Civil Service Commission) will present ways to advance women in the organization and promote them. Click here to learn more about grantee partner WePower.

Center for Women’s Justice‘s Expertise Recognized at the Knesset on Agunah Day. The hearing explored the Rabbinate’s policy to maintain a secret State blacklist of people it deems ineligible to marry other Jews. For more information on this grantee partner, click here.

Welcome to our new JWF Trustee — Monica Friedlander

News – Read these articles

Becca Longo will become the first woman to play college football on a scholarship at the Division II level or higher.

California school shooting part of a disturbing trend: women murdered at work.

Photos from the opening ceremony Holocaust Martyr’s and Heroes Remembrance Day 2017.

Did you know that Monopoly was actually created by Elizabeth Magie Phillips in 1904 and she called it “The Landlord’s Game?”

Social Justice Project

New 2017 grantee partner The Lord’s Place, has expressed a need for personal care products for the women of Burckle House. Please bring unopened cosmetics, lotions, creams, shampoos, and other hair products to the next board meeting, trustee meeting, or you can drop them off at the JWF offices where we will collect and donate these items.

Thanks to trustee Edith Gelfand for spearheading  the Burckle House Cosmetics Case initiative!