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Women of Vision Society Announces 2013 Grant Awards | 01-Jul-2013


The Women of Vision society concluded their 2013 grant season awarding over $10,000 in grants to 10 area programs.

"There were so many great and grant-worthy applications, it made it very tough to choose," stated Nancy Cohen, Women of Vision Grants Chair, "we received  requests for 2 1/2 times more grant dollars than that which we had available for grants."

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The following programs received grant awards:

Jewish High School of Connecticut - Teen Art & Literary Magazine: “Echo”

To enable students to develop, edit and publish the thirdedition (first and second edition made possible, in part, by a Woman of Vision grant) of a Jewish teen art & literary magazine, which will serve as a portal for those involved to share work and ideas with each other. The magazine is an original production and will be edited by students and supervised by a teacher. Includes creative writing workshop offered by Jewish High School students to middle school students (at other schools), public readings by student authors, and meeting and consultation with professionals at Random House.

New American Acculturation Program, JFGNH - Jewish Immigrant Women: "Why be Jewish”

To enable outreach to women from FSU, many of whom are isolated and struggling with their identity. To empower women, through educational and cultural programs and events, to better understand their identity and gain a sense of belonging.

Camp Laurelwood-Women of the Future, Looking within, Looking Ahead.

To fund Teen philanthropy program for Bonim campers. Teens will choose a philanthropic venture in which they will participate and for which they will provide funding.

Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven on the Shoreline-Creating Sacred Space and Peace of Mind for the End of Life.

To fund programs offering sacred and secular perspectives on death and dying with goal to empower Jewish women to reclaim ancient healing, as well as end of life, rituals and customs.

Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven Women’s Philanthropy-Food4kids.

To assist JFGNH Women’s Philanthropy and Jewish Family Service to provide supplemental and nutritious weekend food for students at East Rock Community Magnet School. Food4kids program provides the first-grade students at East Rock, and their siblings (who receive breakfast and lunch at school during the school week) with a backpack of food, on Friday afternoon, to bring home for weekend.

Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven Young Women’s Circle-Shalom NewHaven Welcome Wagon

To fund new project to outreach to all new families who have been in the community for five years or less.  Project will provide resource materials, person-to-person contact, traditional Jewish items such as challah and wine, and invitations to events. Project also seeks to improve outreach via social media and the internet.

Rabbi Sarah Tasman-New Haven Rosh Chodesh program

To enable pluralistic monthly spirituality group for female graduate students and young professionals.  Group will provide opportunities for meaningful Jewish connection, as well as  learning and spiritual growth including Rosh Chodesh and holiday gatherings.

Jewish Women’s Circle-Jewish Cuisine Through the Ages

To help fund 500 woman event that will explore Jewish cuisine and common identity through the ages.

Chabad Centers of Greater New Haven-Bat Mitzvah Club

To enable educational and social program for girls ages 11-13.  Program will provide friendly and comfortable environment to engage girls in open and spiritually enhancing discussions.

Jewish Community Center-Can Jewish Women Have It All?

To fund panel discussion to bring together an inter-generational group of GNH area Jewish women from diverse professional and religious backgrounds to explore the challenges of balancing work and life and the role of Judaism in their community.

Click here to read about a past Women of Vision grant recipient.
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