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Women's Philanthropy in Western Massachusetts

Whether your interests lie in education, fund-raising or community service, the Women's Philanthropy Division of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts can enhance your awareness and understanding of your Jewish community and Jewish heritage…and offers you the chance to meet new people with similar interests.

The Women's Philanthropy Division is composed of dedicated women whose efforts support the philanthropic mission of the Jewish Federation of the Western Massachusetts. This mission is rooted in the spirit of Klal Yisrael, the belief that all Jews are responsible for one another -- particularly for members of our community who are in need.

Many of today's community leaders took their first fledgling steps in community service through Women's Philanthropy. With diverse volunteer opportunities, from hands on community service projects, to working on events and programs, to planning educational forums, to participating in the governing process as a board member, Women's Philanthropy affords it's participants the opportunity to learn self-confidence in their leadership ability, to develop their skills as planners, facilitators and orators and to establish themselves as respected contributors in the community.

There are many ways to get involved and programs in which to participate:

-Annual Educational Programs
-Annual Women's Campaign Events
-Shalom Welcome Wagon
-Women's Campaign Volunteers

The Women's Philanthropy welcomes you and invites you to participate in our activities! We have opportunities for involvement throughout the year. For more information, please contact Deborah Peskin.

Women's Philanthropy Director

Deborah Peskin (413)-737-4313 x121

The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts


Heart to Heart Mission: February 4th-10th 2012
Jewish Federation of Western Mass Co-Chairs: Wendy Webber & Lisa Katz
Leave your high heels at home and join our intrepid group of smart, motivated women from across North America and Israel on a unique journey that will feed your soul and engage your mind.

For more information, or to contact our co-chairs, please contact Deborah Peskin

Community Mitzvah Day: Sunday, April 29th, 2012
For more information, please contact Deborah Peskin