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Department of Women's Philanthropy

Womens Division News

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Women’s Philanthropy Celebrates Leaders as Judi Schuman Takes the Gavel
Published: Monday, March 31, 2014 | Category: Womens Division

In full support, celebration and sisterhood, 85 caring, dedicated women came together for Federation’s 2014-15 Women’s Philanthropy Board Installation. They gathered for the brunch program on March at the Levis JCC Sandler Center. Margaret Kottler, Installation Chair, led the moving ceremony that honored Women’s Philanthropy leaders both current and past. Special recognition was given to Judi Schuman, incoming Chair of Women’s Philanthropy; Emily Grabelsky, outgoing Chair of Women’s Philanthropy; and Rebecca Appelbaum, recipient of the 2014 Dorothy Seaman Leadership Award. The morning also included an inspiring D’var Torah delivered by Debra Halperin.

Inspiring Women’s Outreaches Help Fulfill Mitzvah of Tzedakah (December 9-16, 2013)
Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | Category: Womens Division

The Dorothy Seaman Department of Women’s Philanthropy and our country clubs and communities hosted eight meaningful and enjoyable Women’s Outreaches in December. Women of all ages were invited to morning and afternoon sessions of light refreshments in beautiful homes and clubs across South Palm Beach County to learn more about what our Jewish Federation is doing for those in need in our community, in Israel and around the world. The powerful speakers for the outreaches included Linda Hurwitz, National Campaign Chair of JFNA; Lynda Fishman, motivational speaker and author of “Repairing Rainbows;” and Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger, author of “A German Life: Against All Odds Change is Possible.” Women left these warm, welcoming gatherings even more inspired to fulfill the mitzvah of tzedakah.

Moments, Milestones and Miracles: Lions to Roar with Patti Stanger
Published: Friday, November 8, 2013 | Category: Womens Division

Highlighting the local season’s treasure trove of women’s events and programs is the most awaited annual event in Jewish women’s philanthropy: the Lion of Judah Luncheon. The roar from the Polo Club will resound across the globe at 10:30 am on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, when about 500 members of the “pride” of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County celebrate their “Moments, Milestones and Miracles.” They’ll be roaring with keynote speaker Patti Stanger, a philanthropist, Jewish entrepreneur best known as star and executive producer of Bravo TV’s record-breaking docu-series “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” now in its sixth season.

All Hands on Decks, Dots & Desserts to Kick Off Women’s Season with Timeless Games
Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 | Category: Womens Division

A terrific evening of Canasta, Mah Jongg, Social Bridge and treats awaits women of all ages from throughout the community. They’re invited to bring their “game” cards and sets to the beautiful Woodfield Country Club on October 29. The fun and friendship begin at 7:00 p.m.; the energy is sure to stay high and the welcome warm for hours. Players at all levels are most welcome, and Canasta and Mah Jongg instructors will be on hand to help newcomers get started and experienced players boost their games.

Federation to Fete Top Women Donors with Renee Taylor
Published: Friday, February 1, 2013 | Category: Womens Division

An afternoon of laughter, warm companionship and private time with renowned actress/comedian Renee Taylor is in store for some of our community’s most caring, generous women. The new “Just for You” series debuts on February 17 at 3:00 pm with Taylor’s hilarious one-woman show, My Life on a Diet, presented by Adolph & Rose Levis JCC on the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County campus - followed by a very special “Conversation and Cocktails” with the performer exclusively for the Federation’s top women donors. On March 7,"Just for You" will take a more serious turn in a morning of inspiration, learning with Katya Potapova from the JDC  in St. Petersburg, Russia.

All Hands on Decks, Dots & Desserts to Kick Off Women’s Season
Published: Saturday, September 8, 2012 | Category: Womens Division

A terrific evening of Canasta, Mah Jongg, Scrabble, Social Bridge and treats awaits women of all ages from throughout the community. They’re invited to bring their “game” cards and sets to the beautiful St. Andrews Country Club, 17557 Claridge Oval West in Boca Raton on November 1.  The fun and friendship begin at 7:00 pm; the energy is sure to stay high and the welcome warm for hours.

65 Local Lions Part of Record-Setting Attendance for Conference in New York City
Published: Saturday, September 1, 2012 | Category: Womens Division

A record number of 1,700 Lions is now convening in New York City to kick off the 2012 International Lion of Judah Conference (ILOJC) at the Marriott Marquis. The three-day JFNA conference, which is co-chaired by Betsy Hoos of New Haven and Leslie Sidell of Colorado, coincides with the Lion of Judah’s 40th anniversary and is the first-ever ILOJC in New York City.

Women's Philanthropy Welcomes New Leaders & Honors Their Outstanding
Published: Thursday, May 31, 2012 | Category: Womens Division

Fifty caring, generous women gathered in Zinman Hall on Federation campus recently for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Women's Philanthropy Installation Celebration. At the spring celebration chaired by Margie Marlowe and Shirley Solomon, the women welcomed their new leadership including Emily Grabelsky as Women's Philanthropy Chair. They also honored Meryl Gallatin for her two outstanding years as Chair, as well as Kathy Green, 2012 Dorothy Seaman Leadership Awardee, and Beverly Shapiro, 2012 Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award recipient. Wells Fargo reps were on hand to receive kudos for the company's generous sponsorship of the Women's Philanthropy Department.

Star Pomegranate Celebration with Author to Help “Bridge the Gap” for those in Need, on March 15
Published: Friday, March 2, 2012 | Category: Womens Division
An exceptional evening of celebration is in store on March 15th for women who help “bridge the gap” for those in need by contributing at the Pomegranate and Star levels to the Federation's annual campaign. Julie Orringer, the award-winning author of the novel, The Invisible Bridge, will headline the evening at Woodfield Country Club.The Star Celebration starts at 7:00 pm, with a special author reception for Pomegranates at 6:00.
Roar with Campbell Brown at the Lion of Judah Luncheon
Published: Friday, February 3, 2012 | Category: Womens Division

The “pride” of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County is about to turn up their power, recommit to their purpose and fuel their passion at their annual ingathering, the Lion of Judah Luncheon. The roar from Boca West Country Club on Thursday, February 16 at 10:30 a.m. will resound louder than ever throughout the community and across the globe, as local Lions celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Lion of Judah program. They’ll also hear from Campbell Brown, one of the most respected and recognizable faces in American news.

 
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Emily Grabelsky,
Women's Philanthropy Chair
 
Robin Agronin,
Director of Women's Philanthropy
561.852.5054 • robina@bocafed.org
 
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