JWF News – Shabbat Update March 24, 2017
March is Women’s History Month, click here and take a moment to enjoy our social media posts celebrating women.

Mark Your Calendars

April 24‐26 ‐ Force For Change ‐ The Jewish Women’s Foundation Network 10th Annual Conference in New York. This event is a shared learning experience that brings together professionals and lay leaders about the unique feminist philanthropic work we do. Open to all trustees. For more details and to register, click here.

Wednesday, May 3 End of Season Trustee Luncheon at Table 26, 11:30AM- 1:30PM RSVP here.

Table 26

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

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. Parents and teens welcome. For more information, contact Erin at erin@jwfpalmbeach.org.

Thursday, May 25End of Season Cocktail Celebration, 5:30 ‐ 7:30PM at the Regional Kitchen & Public House, West Palm Beach. Spouses, partners & significant others are encouraged to attend. RSVP here.

Program and Event Updates

On Wednesday, February 22 ‐ Winter Trustee Luncheon Meeting at Table 26. Val Stanley of The Lord’s Place was our guest speaker and the trustees voted to approve an amazing grants docket for more than $400,000 in grants to over 20 organizations in 2017.

Men as Allies

On Monday, March 6 ‐ Inaugural meeting of our new Men as Allies initiative. The group is taking on gender roles that limit both men and women, to the gender pay gap. We applaud the men’s commitment to creating a more level playing field for women and girls, and supporting JWF. Our next meeting is scheduled for April 3 at 12:30PM. Call Miriam at 561‐275‐2000 or email miriam@jwfpalmbeach.org for more information.

On Tuesday, March 8 ‐ Special Grants Subcommittee met in an effort to increase our national impact. JWF held a special grants meeting to select two organizations in the areas of reproductive health and political advocacy. The Subcommittee selected Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and She Should Run to each receive $10,000 for general support of their important, timely work. Click here for more information.

On Tuesday, March 14 ‐ Challenges & Opportunities for Women & Girls grantee partner panel. Our incredible grantee partners (see below) came together for an inspiring discussion of the work they are doing to combat the challenges of women and girls in Palm Beach County.

  • Families First
  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
  • The Lord’s Place
  • PACE Center for Girls
  • Women of Tomorrow

For more information about our partners, click here.

JWF Grantees

Eden Center Conference

2016 grantee partners, Eden Center, held the 1st National mikveh attendant conference in concert with Hadassah Hospital and Toras Hamishpacha brought together 250 mikveh attendants from all over Israel. To learn more about the conference, click here.

Grantee partners since 2015, Unchained at Last‘s efforts to end child marriage hit a homerun in March. The New Jersey senate voted 26‐5 to pass the bill they helped to write to end child marriage. Click here to learn more about similar bills across the country.

Grantee partner, Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, signed MOU with the National Disability Rights Network to prevent trafficking of persons with disabilities. To read more click here.

Social Justice Project

New 2017 grantee partners The Lord’s Place, have 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 this initiative!

New Trustees!




  • Erin Forster
  • Judith Freund
  • Myrna Landay
  • Caryl Levine
  • Deena Lockman
  • Ellen Rampell
  • Michelle Stein
  • Becky Stern

Have you Heard?

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♥ Stay tuned for the next Shabbat Update on April 21st! ♥