Apr 19, 2022

The Jewish Women’s Foundation’s 2022 Granting Wishes Event Celebrates Nine Local Recipients and More

“Today, you have seen the impact of the grants we have funded. Women are a powerful force in philanthropy, and that power shapes our world and our community. All of us are on a mission to improve the lives of Jewish women and children,” she said.
Rubenstein invited women to join the trustees with a $10,000 commitment, payable over five years. “At $2,000 a year, that’s about $5.50 per day, the cost of a latte at Starbucks,” she said, noting an additional $50,000 in 2022 grant requests went unfilled due to the lack of funds.
Amy Rosenberg was then recognized warmly as rising Chair, taking over in May. “Amy has done a superb job as Grants Chair and Vice-Chair. She will bring new ideas and perspectives to making JWF even better,” said Rubenstein, who will continue serving as a trustee.
“As JWF Chair, I am looking forward to continuing the exciting and positive momentum that Randee and our JWF have built. We recently welcomed several new trustees as we look to continually broaden our women’s giving circle so we can fulfill all our grant requests in the future. Additionally, we want to focus on building an endowment to ensure the future of JWF through legacy giving opportunities,” said Rosenberg.
Finally, Haley Moss, an exceptional speaker who continues to challenge barriers, inspired the audience. Moss, a University of Miami law school graduate, passed the bar and is Florida’s first openly autistic attorney. Recently featured on the Today Show, Moss spoke eloquently for 20 minutes, without notes or a teleprompter, and captivated the crowd.
Sponsors include the CPA firm of Gerson, Preston, Klein, Lips, Eisenberg, and Gelber and the investment management firm, Glenmede, which generously sponsors the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation. The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation sponsored the 2022 Granting Wishes event. The Boca Raton Observer was Exclusive Magazine Sponsor, and the In-Kind Sponsor was Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits.

For information about JWF or on becoming a Trustee, visit jewishboca.org/jwf. You may also contact Tanya Miller, Director, Jewish Women’s Foundation, at 561.852.3166 or TanyaM@bocafed.org.


The Levis Jewish Community Center’s Schwedelson Special Needs Department: $10,000
Camp Kavod’s Counselors-in-Training with Special Needs Program is for approximately ten young adults and teens to serve as counselors-in-training at summer camp this year

Hillel of Broward and Palm Beaches: $10,000
Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) program is for college women looking for a safe place to share their ideas related to Judaism. 

Jewish Association for Residential Care (JARC FL): $7500
Fitness and Fun Program, created during the pandemic, ensures JARC’s clients remain physically active and mentally engaged through professional yoga, dance, aerobics, and tai chi classes.

PJ Library®: $5,000
New grandparent’s add-on program initiative of PJ Our WayTM provides free, high-quality children’s books, music, and resources that foster deeper engagement with Jewish life

March of the Living Southern Region: $20,000
From March to Miriam multigenerational program is matching Holocaust survivors with teens and adults to enrich everyone’s lives and never forget

Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services: $12,500
Fresh Start Program provides training and other resources to attain financial independence for 40 women and children who are survivors of domestic abuse

Liumi West Retreat: $5000
Women’s Wellness in the Garden program provides women and girls with gardening and sustainability tools and resources

The Hanley Foundation: $5000 
Marijuana and Vaping Prevention Program is conducted at local Jewish schools, including Donna Klein Jewish Academy

Southern NCSY (National Conference of Synagogue Youth): $15,000
Hate Ends Now Tour educates and engages about anti-Semitism today with a 360-degree immersive show in a replica cattle car with actors, voices, and stories related to the Holocaust 
ISRAEL GRANT – $15,000

Ahm Yisrael Foundation: $15,000
Adopt a Safta program brings together the younger generation with the elderly to create new connections, memories, and purpose
MICRO-GRANT FUND INITIATIVE: Up to $1800 for each grant
To develop the next generation of future Jewish leaders and philanthropists, local teens and young adults with a project or program to enlighten or improve the community can apply