Events and more to start the New Year right!
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January News


We’re so glad to kick off another year of Women’s Philanthropy with you!

Our Annual Campaign is well underway, and we have several exciting events on the horizon, including our annual Chai in the Hub celebration on Saturday, January 28.

Within Women’s Philanthropy, our volunteers are planning three spectacular events: our Young Women’s Philanthropy, Metrowest, and Pomegranate Society & Friends events. Keep an eye out for your invitations.

And if you’ve been thinking about a trip to Israel, the Jewish Federations of North America’s Heart to Heart Women’s Mission to Israel takes off on February 5, and you can still join!

Thanks for all that you do for CJP and Women’s Philanthropy, and here’s to a happy and meaningful 2017!

For more information on Women’s Philanthropy, visit us online, follow our Women’s Philanthropy Facebook page, or contact Rachel at or 617-457-8854.

Happy New Year



Annual Pomegranate Society & Friends Event
Featuring Academy Award-winning actress and activist,
Marlee Matlin

Monday, April 24, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
The Westin Waltham Hotel
70 Third Avenue, Waltham

Stay tuned for registration details!

We’re in the process of finalizing our Pomegranate Society & Friends Event corporate sponsors. If your business (or one that you know of) would like to support our event and gain exposure in front of more than 500 attendees, please contact Judith at or 617-457-8866.

Chai in the Hub
Saturday, January 28 | 7:00 p.m.
The Royal Sonesta
40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard, Cambridge
Tickets: $60 before January 22, $75 at the door. Walk-ins welcome.

Save the Date:
Real Estate, Construction & Design Annual Dinner
Featuring Governor Charlie Baker
Wednesday, March 29 | 6:00 p.m.
InterContinental Boston
510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
Tickets: $150.
Community StudyDid you know that there are nearly 250,000 Jewish adults and children living in Greater Boston? That less than half of them identity as Reform or Conservative? Or that approximately two-thirds of Boston’s Jews have been to Israel?

These were among the findings of the most recent Greater Boston Jewish Community Study, which is commissioned every 10 years by CJP to better understand our community and plan for the future.

The 2015 study shows that we are increasingly diverse in our backgrounds, in our ways of engaging, and in the sources from which we derive meaning. Many of us are connecting to Judaism, Israel, and institutions like synagogues and schools in new ways.

Learn more about the study’s findings in this PDF document, and then dive a little deeper with some reflections by our bloggers.




Be sure to check out the photos from our Young Women’s Philanthropy Fall Event and our Hands-On Philanthropy Event.
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Laurie Gliklich

Laurie Gliklich was introduced to the idea of giving back to the community at an early age, and she has deepened her commitment to philanthropy through her leadership within CJP and Women’s Philanthropy over the past few years.


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Wendy Waldman

Five years ago, Wendy Waldman, a regular attendee of Women’s Philanthropy events, decided she was ready for more. “I wanted to get involved in leadership, to find my place in Women’s Philanthropy, and to make deeper connections with other Jewish women,” she says.




  Judith and Rachel

  Judith Sydney

Rachel Chafetz
Campaign Chair

Have questions? Contact:

Dani Weinstein
Associate Vice President

Judith Forman
Associate Director

Chelsea Friedman
Senior Development Officer

Rachel Neckes


  Through Women’s Philanthropy’s engaging events, acts of service, and meaningful gifts, there’s no limit to what we can do. Together as women, we harness our collective power to care for the most vulnerable populations, strengthen our Jewish community, inspire our next generation, and empower our families and friends to change the world.

Women's Philanthropy thanks our Gold sponsors.

Boston Breast
    The Street
If you would like to learn more about WP sponsorship opportunities for your business, please contact Judith at or 617-457-8866. See more of our generous sponsors.

  CJP welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds, and sexual orientations.
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