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Women of Vision Society 2014 Grant Awards | 22-Jul-2014

 

Women of Vision Society

2014 Grant Recipient Announcements

  • Blue Blazer Exchange – Will provide blue blazers to mothers and grandmothers who cannot afford to purchase them for their children. Boys in our community will feel a greater sense of pride and self-confidence attending special events and religious occasions.
  • BEKI : Community Havdalah Yoga – Will offer yoga classes followed by participatory musical havdalah services. The program will integrate movement, breath, mindfulness and enhance Jewish spiritual practice for those who attend.
  • Discovery to Cure: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Prevention Program – Seeks to prevent the occurrence of breast and ovarian cancer among women at high risk for these diseases through cutting edge screening and risk management as well as increasing genetic testing in those at risk. Educating women in the community will be a key component.
  • Emunah Women’s Center in Afula, Israel - The Emunah Children's Center strives to provide children with a safe and nurturing environment, at the same time enhancing family relationships. The center works with parents in developing and improving their parenting and conflict solving skills.
  • Jewish Family Service: Center for Domestic Violence – Development of a new Domestic Violence Center that will provide Jewish female victims important resources designed to help extricate them from harmful and abusive relationships.
  • Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven: Food4Kids – Ensures that children at risk of going hungry  (children who received breakfast and lunch at school during the school year) have supplemental, nutritious food over the weekend during the academic year. Women’s Philanthropy and Jewish Family Service have partnered to execute this extremely successful program helping young people in our community.
  • Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven - New Acculturation Program: Returning to Judaism Will Initiate new programs and support for women from the former Soviet Union who are building new connections to Judaism and who seek guidance as they integrate into American society.
  • Temple Emanuel: Mayyim Hayyim Replica Feasibility Study – Having completed a long range planning study and having received funding for structural modifications to Temple Emanuel physical plant, the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will evaluate the possibility of a non-traditional Mikvah and Study Center similar to Mayyim Hayyim in Boston, MA.
  • Tower One/Tower East: Our Life Journeys – This is four part series for seniors that will feature Rabbi Hesch Sommer. The goal is to inspire our seniors to continue their life journey and to become more engaged in the Jewish Community.

 Click here to read about past Women of Vision grant recipients.

Click here to read more about the Women of Vision Society. 

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