May 25, 2024
Search
Close this search box.
Search
Close this search box.
May 25, 2024
Search
Close this search box.

Linking Northern and Central NJ, Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester and CT

JWFNJ Awards $152,246 in Grants and Appoints New Director

The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWFNJ) has awarded $152,246 in competitive grants to six local nonprofit organizations that work to transform the lives of women and girls and build social capital. Since 2007, JWFNJ has funded approximately 60 organizations in New Jersey and Israel, awarding over $775,000. The board members of JWFNJ are also pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey Rubinstein, a resident of Livingston, as the foundation’s new director.

“This is a very exciting time for the members of the Jewish Women’s Foundation,” stated JWFNJ co-chair Penina Barr. “As we begin our 11th year, the women of JWFNJ continue their efforts to make a sustainable difference in the lives of women and girls by funding innovative programs. We are particularly delighted to welcome our new director, Stacey Rubinstein, under whose leadership we anticipate expanding our impact and engagement within the community as women philanthropists and agents of change.”

“As one of the founding board members, it is very rewarding for me to be rejoining Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey in a professional capacity,” noted Rubinstein. “I welcome this opportunity to lead the organization while also working to build on its successes and be in the forefront of efforts to empower, educate and invest in women and girls.”

In addition to the 2018-2019 grants, JWFNJ is also participating in a collaborative funding effort in Israel through the Jewish Women’s Funding Network. The funding effort is focused on advancing direct employment and improving labor rights and conditions for women in caretaking and service professions in Israel.

To learn more about the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey and it’s granting activities, please visit www.jwfnj.org. The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey is a donor-advised fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ.

Leave a Comment

Most Popular Articles