THE JEWISH WOMEN’S Foundation of New Jersey (JWF) marked its first decade of service to “transform the lives of women and girls” at a celebration that drew 65 members and supporters Nov. 2 in Short Hills.
The foundation engages in hands-on philanthropy and grant-making and engages in advocacy efforts. In keeping with its tag line, “giving together, granting for change,” JWF cochair Lyn Rosensweig of West Orange said, “Alone we can do little; together we can do so much.”
JWF focuses its activities on areas of concern for women such as families, workplace issues, self-esteem, education, and domestic violence.
“To date, JWF has distributed nearly $700,000 in grants in New Jersey and Israel,” said cochair Penina Barr. “Over the past four years alone, we have increased funding to community agencies serving women and girls nearly
An all-female trio from grant recipient Jazz House for Kids performed, and grantee Volunteer Lawyers for Justice presented the story of a victim of human trafficking whose life was bettered through a JWF-funded initiative.
JWF is a fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ; visit jwfnewjersey.org.