Jewish Women’s Foundation to Announce 2019 Grants at Cocktail Reception Honoring Alice Kemper

The Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) of South Palm Beach County will host its 2019 Granting Wishes evening on Tuesday, March 12 at 5:30 p.m. Gathered at the beautiful Boca Rio Golf Club, 22041 Boca Rio Road in Boca Raton, their guests will be first to learn about JWF’s 2019 grant awards. They’ll also hear from noted educator, businesswoman and social entrepreneur, Barbara Greenspan Shaiman.

Alice Kemper

“We are proud to welcome all women from across the Jewish community to celebrate our 2018 grant awards,” said Miriam Atzmon, who is co-chairing the evening with Alana Hoch. “Like the JWF, our speaker has a powerful story, and is passionately dedicated to hands-on philanthropy and empowering others to create social change. We’ll also honor Alice Kemper for her extraordinary six years of strategic leadership as JWF Chair, and welcome Randee Rubenstein as rising Chair.”

“Our guests will further discover the deep rewards of being part of a like-minded group that helps so many through the grants we fund,” added Hoch. “Over fifteen years, our JWF members, called Trustees, have awarded more than $1.2 million to initiatives that help women and children achieve social and economic equality in our community and in Israel. These dollars are all donations from the JWF members, called Trustees, who together study and select the programs to fund. “We look forward to attracting more and younger women into our JWF as we turn our attention to the future with new approaches to our creative philanthropy.”

The Granting Wishes Reception also offers an array of hors d’oeuvres and stations, desserts and wine, with dietary laws observed. The couvert is $85 per person, and all are welcome. To register, visit or contact Susan Levine at 561.852.6034 or

Greenspoon Marder is the generous 2019 Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation Sponsor. The Granting Wishes Reception is generously sponsored by BNY Wealth Management and Boca Raton Hospital. The Boca Raton Observer is Exclusive Magazine Sponsor and In-Kind Sponsor is Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.

Barbara Shaiman

Barbara Shaiman

Throughout her career, noted educator, businesswoman and social entrepreneur, Barbara Shaiman, has used her skills and ability to empower others to create social change.

In 1995, she founded Champions of Caring, ( a non-profit organization that has empowered over 10,000 youth in Philadelphia and South Africa to become leaders in public service and active, engaged citizens. She has created programs that have inspired and motivated young people with the skills to create service projects to address local and global issues and create cultures of caring within their own schools and communities.

The success of Champions of Caring with young people, combined with Barbara’s professional experience, entrepreneurial spirit, and over thirty years of public speaking, led her to create Embrace Your Legacy, ( She has written two books, Live Your Legacy Now: Ten Simple Steps to Find Your Passion and Change the World, and Live Your Legacy Now! My Legacy Portfolio, to share her message and encourage adults of all ages and backgrounds to embrace and live their legacies.

Through speeches, workshops and consulting, she shares her approach to provide participants with the necessary tools to create social change in an informed and creative way.