Applying for JWF Grants

Pictured at their Spring Annual Meeting and 2018 installation of officers are, from left (standing): 

Gerri Rudner, Grants Chair Cindy Yellin, JWF Chair Peggy David, past-Chair Sydria Schaffer, and Membership co-Chair Marge Sobel.

Seated from left are members Judy Love, Judy Franken, and Founding Chair Janine Sobel.

Jewish Women's Foundation Membership


Peggy David * √ 

JWF Chair

Cindy Yellin

Grants Committee Chair

Marjorie Sobel * √

Membership Chair

Sydria Schaffer, M.D. * □

Past Chair

Janine M. Sobel, M.D. * √

Founding Chair

Roberta Abramowitz √

Shelly Abramson * √

Janice Apple * √

Debby Baratz *

Abby Belafsky *

Donna Bell * √

Helene Blumenfeld □

Joyce Lynn Branfman √

Sandy Brown *

Stephanie Cahn *

Anat Cohen *

Ceil Diamond * √

Marsha Z. Dollinger * √

Anita Farber * √

Joan Feinberg √

Patricia Feinerman * √

Miriam Feldman √

Ruth Feldman *

Judy Franken * √

Valerie Gladfelter * □

Amy Green *

Sara-ellen Greenberg * √

Alison Bell Keim √

Judy Auritt Klein * ◊

Andrea Levin √

Fran Levy *√

Marlene L. Levy *

Judy Love * √

Susan Love √

Nancy Morgenstern,, Esq. *

Judie Morrow *

Barbara Pearlman * ◊

Eileen Perice *

Judith Platt * √

Fran Rebhun, D.M.D. *

Dr. Mindy Goldberg Rose *

Gerri Rudner * √

Gerrie Rudoler *

Marcy Sanders *

Joan Shuster * ◊

Elaine Waxman * √

Jennifer Dubrow Weiss √

Hon. Judith Wizmur * √

Vicki Zell * √


* Founding Member           Current Member

□ Lifetime Member         ◊ Of Blessed Memory

How to Become a JWF Member

Our members include women of all ages and with varied backgrounds and experience. We all share a strong desire to expand and improve the lives of women and girls through strategic grant making. Membership dues create a funding pool from which innovative and evidence-based grants are made to qualified non-profit organizations each year. Our membership of talented, intelligent, and motivated women:


• make a minimum annual commitment of $5,000 or more to the Jewish Federation’s JFund (this can be an individual gift at the Lion of Judah level* or a household gift at the Major Gifts level)

• make an additional commitment of $500 or more to JWF (paid in full by December 31)


• are current in their financial obligations to the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey

*Lion of Judah is an international honor society that recognizes women who make individual gifts of $5,000 or more to the Jewish Federation’s JFund campaign.


The Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) is a committee of the Funds Development Board of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey and is partnering in this effort with the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc (JCF).  


JWF seeks to engage in strategic grant making to fund programs that will aim to bring positive change to the lives of Jewish women and girls in Southern New Jersey and around the world.  


All applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations. Organizations from Israel or other countries must have a sponsoring American organization in order to be eligible to receive funding. 

An updated JWF fact sheet (PDF) featuring the JWF Mission Statement and additional information is available for you to download.



2018 Deadlines:
Step 1: Letter of Intent Submission
The deadline to submit a Letter of Intent is Thursday, February 14th by 4:00 PM.
If your organization is invited to supply a full application...
Step 2: Full Grant Applications Due
Thursday, April 4th at 4:00 PM


Areas of Interest may include but are not limited to:


  • Education

  • Women’s Self Esteem and Empowerment

  • Health

  • Women’s Leadership Programs

  • Jewish Identity

  • Other Programs Benefiting Jewish Women and Girls


Ready to Apply?


Please visit the Jewish Federation's JWF page with more information and forms you can download.





Please contact Martha Karasick, Jewish Federation Director of Philanthropy, at 856-673-2512, or Seth Mirowitz, JCF Director of Philanthropy, at 856-673-2541.

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