Engage - Involve - Inspire
Women's Division is dedicated to assisting in carrying out the mission of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore by promoting the welfare and continuity of the Jewish people locally, in Israel and worldwide. The purpose of this organization shall be to engage, involve and inspire Jewish women by:
• Raising funds to meet the needs and aspirations of the Jewish community
• Creating and promoting educational and social action programs designed to increase Jewish consciousness
• Developing and cultivating the next generation of Jewish women leaders
• Enriching the quality of Jewish life on the North Shore
Campaign and Events
JFNS Women's Division presents fund-raising events throughout the year that support the Annual Campaign while building a sense of community among North Jewish Jewish women. Led by President Debra Lakind and Campaign Chairs Debby Brooks, Phyllis Eidelman, and Shari McGuirk, the Women's Division campaign raises 20-30% of the Annual Campaign. WD Campaign events emphasize the importance of individual giving and have varying minimum giving levels. Well attended by women of all ages, these events have included a visit to Hill Holiday, the Boston advertising agency headed by Karen Kaplan; private tours of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; an evening at Legal's Harborside with remarks by Roger Berkowitz: an evening at the Boston Ballet with remarks by Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen; and an evening at the Great House on Crane Estate.
• Lion of Judah requires a minimum gift of $5000 to the Annual Community Campaign.
• Pomegranate requires an individual gift of $1,800 to $4,999 to the Annual Community Campaign
• Shoshanim (Roses) requires an individual gift of $1,000 to $1,799 to the Annual Community Campaign.
Women's Endowment Fund
Join a team of dedicated Jewish women who pool resources and work together to review and approve grants that help local women and girls. Each year, the members of the Endowment advertise for proposals from community organizations and review applications that address issues related to relationship abuse, economic self-sufficiency, leadership development and self esteem, education and empowerment. Since 2000, JWEF has awarded $30,000 in grants. 2012-13 Women's Endowment Grant Recipients.
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