Women's Philanthropy's January 2016 Newsletter
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  Spotlight: Meet Amy Bloom  

You won’t want to miss Amy Bloom at our upcoming One Book Read event (keep scrolling for more info). Amy is the author of three novels: Lucky Us, Away and Love Invents Us—and three collections of short stories: Where the God of Love Hangs Out, Come to Me and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You.

Bloom also authored a children’s book, Little Sweet Potato, as well as a book of nonfiction, Normal: Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops and Hermaphrodites with Attitudes. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate and Salon, and her work has been translated into 15 languages. She is currently the Distinguished University Writer-in-Residence at Wesleyan University.


  Featured Event

Lucky Us cover.jpgWomen’s Philanthropy
One Book Read
Thursday, January 28, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley

Join us for a riveting conversation with author Amy Bloom about the inspiration behind her intricately-imagined novel of American reinvention. Lucky Us follows main characters Iris and Eva as they journey through 1940s America in pursuit of their dreams.

All women new to Women’s Philanthropy are invited to a special pre-reception before the event, at 6:30 p.m.

Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Dietary laws will be observed.

Upcoming Events

Young Women's
Spring Event

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Location and time TBD

MetroWest Spring Event with Erica Brown
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Location TBD

Women’s Philanthropy
Hatikvah Mission Breakfast

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
9:30 a.m.
Private Home

Annual Pomegranate Society & Friends Event
Featuring Melissa Rivers

Monday, May 9, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Westin Hotel, Waltham

Choose to Connect 
Summer 2016, date TBD
  Hands-on Philanthropy Opportunities
How Can I Help in My Community?

Engagement OpportunitiesVolunteers are still needed to provide rides on Wednesdays for three senior citizens from Brookline, Brighton and Chestnut Hill to Coleman House in Newton.

Pick-Up Ride: 10:00 a.m.
Program: 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Drop-Off Ride: 4:00 p.m.

We are hoping for enough volunteers to share morning and afternoon rides.

This is one of the only Jewish-themed programs available to older adults in the Brookline area, and it allows them to stay connected to the community, enjoy a nutritious meal and foster meaningful relationships. We hope you can help them participate!

Please contact Judy Trerotola, Director of Senior Services at CJP, at 617-457-8779 if you can help with this important mitzvah.

We all play a role in ending poverty. It starts by raising your hand. Learn more about how to give or get help.



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Jessica Myers

Jessica Myers

The chance to help create a leadership development program was just the opportunity Jessica Myers had been looking for.

Robin Gross

Robin Gross

When Robin Gross first moved to Boston, she knew she wanted to learn more about the city’s Jewish community—and find a way to get involved.


  Leadership List: Who are we?
  WP Leadership 2015-16

  Laure Garnick
Women’s Philanthropy

Mimi Golub
Campaign Chair,
Women’s Philanthropy

  Have questions? Contact a WP team member:

Eva Rosenn
Women’s Philanthropy

Sarah Wentz
Senior Development Officer, Women’s Philanthropy

Ashley Arnold
Development Officer,
Women’s Philanthropy

Ariel Madway

Women’s Philanthropy

  Women's Philanthropy thanks our generous sponsors.

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If you would like to learn more about WP sponsorship opportunities for your business, please contact Sarah Wentz at sarahw@cjp.org or 617-457-8752.
CJP welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds and sexual orientations.

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