Passover events and more to put Spring into your step!
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WP News, March 2017


Spring is finally around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Next month brings our Annual Pomegranate Society & Friends Event — our biggest night of the year — where we’ll embrace our power to repair the world. On April 24, more than 500 women will make a bold statement about the change we want to see and put our gifts to work. And we are thrilled to welcome Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin as our guest speaker for an unforgettable evening at The Westin Waltham. This event is open to any woman who gives $500 or more to CJP’s Annual Campaign, either in her own name or as part of a family gift. We hope you’ll join us!

We are also grateful to our corporate sponsors, especially our Gold Level sponsors, the Boston Breast Diagnostic Center and The Street in Chestnut Hill. Their generous support makes this and other WP events possible.

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




Metrowest Spring Event: A Fresh Look at Passover
Monday, April 3 | 7:30 p.m.
Temple Shir Tikva
141 Boston Post Road, Wayland

Featuring Rabbi Jillian Cameron of InterfaithFamily/Boston
Cost: $36

Join us as we sample kosher wines and Passover desserts that promise to bring new life to this ritual meal. Rabbi Jillian Cameron will encourage us to think outside the box and update our traditions in personal ways to make the Seder fun and inclusive for everyone. We’ll also support our partner agency Jewish Family Service of Metrowest.


Young Women’s Philanthropy Spring Event
Wednesday, May 3 | 7:00 p.m.
Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Paula Brody & Family Education Center
1838 Washington Street,
Cost: $36
Stay tuned for registration details!

WP News March 2017 CommunityAt Temple Beth Elohim, it’s all about being welcoming.

Through its partnership with the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project, the TBE community has implemented changes to make its synagogue as inclusive as possible for people of all abilities.

Now, through an innovative Mental Health Initiative, the synagogue is offering support, guidance, and resources for members affected by mental illness. The initiative includes Shabbat Reflections, where TBE members can share stories of mental illness; a support group for parents of teens; and a resource guide for families going through crisis.

Learn more about TBE’s journey to support mental health in this recent article on

Here I AmWhen it comes to Jewish learning, it’s never too early to start or too late to begin again.

CJP’s Jewish Learning and Engagement (JLE) team recently launched Search On, an online tool that matches people with adult learning opportunities tailored to their schedules and interests.

In addition, the JLE team has launched an effort to get everyone reading! The team is hosting Read On, a community-wide read of Here I Am, the New York Times best seller by Jonathan Safran Foer. Sign up for CJP’s online book club, which offers a study guide, discussion questions, and blog posts. And, whether you've had a chance to read the book or not, you're welcome to attend our free author event at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on April 26 — join us!

Supporting Jewish learning throughout Greater Boston is simple. You can give securely online, or contact Rachel at or 617-457-8854 to discuss how you’d like to make an impact this year.




food from our kitchens
Be sure to check out the mouthwatering photos posted by our WP friends involved in the From Our Kitchens – A Women’s Philanthropy Cookbook! And take a stroll down memory lane as you browse through pictures from last year’s POM event!
Kerry Epstein Kerry Epstein
Kerry Epstein found her way to Women’s Philanthropy through friends at Temple Beth Elohim. She regularly attended WP events and served on a handful of committees, but when she saw how CJP supported a member of her TBE community in a time of need, Kerry decided she was ready to take her involvement to a higher level.


Lorin Seidman
Lorin Seidman
When Lorin Seidman moved to Wellesley in 2009, she made it her first priority to get her young family involved in the local Jewish community. She and her husband, Jeremy, became active members of Temple Beth Elohim, where their children attended nursery school.




  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
Program Officer


  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 all 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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