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Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund awards grants

Members of Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund

NOVEMBER 16, 2017 – Each year, a team of dedicated members of the Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund of the North Shore meet to review proposals that address issues affecting Jewish women and girls – education, health, leadership development, self-esteem and self-sufficiency.  A meeting was recently held to review grant proposals and fill grant requests. In addition, dates for future meetings were established and planning began to have a brunch for JWEF members and potential members in the spring.

At the meeting, grants were awarded to the Epstein Hillel School, the Jewish Women’s Organizations of the North Shore, North Suburban JCC, JCC of the North Shore, Peabody Chabad, Temple B’nai Abraham and Safe Haven.

The Fund began as outreach to the community in 2001, when representatives of the Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund created a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the Jewish Federation of the North Shore. This collaboration developed a program to educate the Russian population on the North Shore about breast cancer early detection. Since then, the Fund has branched out to other areas of interest to women and girls. Today the Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund of the North Shore is a Donor Advised Fund of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

The JWEF would love for you to join us as we create new opportunities for girls and women that promote real change. For more information, please contact us at JLipson@aol.com.

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