The Jewish Women's Foundation of Metropolitan Detroit
awarded the following grants this year
*BARBARA ANN KARMANOS CANCER INSTITUTE
To fund a research and counseling project called "Molecular
Biology and Genetics: Breast and Ovarian Cancer in Ashkenazi
Jews.' Information and support will be provided to family
members of the participants at bi-weekly genetics counseling
• JARC, $10,000
To fund "Strengthening the Jewish Identity of WOIllell. with
Developmental Disabilities." Monthly programs will be held to
increase the knowledge and Jewish identity of JARC residents
through education and holiday observances.
• THE JEWISH HOSPICE AND CHAPLAINCY
A Gayle Halperin Kahn Memorial Grant to fund a new
"Women in Pastoral Care" program that will train women rab-
bis and other professional women in the direct care of adults
who are dealing with illness, grief and end-of-life issues.
• JVS, $5,711
To fund a "Personal Care and Awareness Program for Girls,'
which will help girls in Jewish schools to build self-esteem and
develop their aptitudes to enhance personal relationships and
facilitate appropriate career choices.
• MACHON L'TORAH/THE JEWISH LEARNING
NETWORK OF MICHIGAN, $3,119
To fund a new "Uniquely Ours/JCC Women's Rosh Chodesh
Lecture Series, a year-long series featuring presentations by
well-known speakers on topics of interest to Jewish women.
• SINGLE JEWISH PARENTS NETWORK, $10,000
To fund a single mother/child family camp and quarterly
Jewish family programs to provide single parents and their chil-
dren opportunities to develop friendships and support systems
within the Jewish community.
• JERUSALEM RAPE CRISIS CENTER, $5,175
Agency representatives and JWF members at the grant presentations in September:
I. Dr. Michael Tainsky, Nancy Levin and Robin Gold of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer
2. Harriet Cooper and Lila Silverman of the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network.3. 3.
Sarah Eisman, Miriam Maor and Bayla Jacobovitz of Machon L'Torah's "Uniquely Ours."
4. JARC's Joyce Keller, Alissa Pianin and Rena Friedberg.
5. The Hospice program's Rabbis E.B. "Bunny" Freedman and Amy Bolton, and Harriet
6 Jewish Single Parent Network's Marilyn Hertzberg and Linda Orbach-Shear.
7. JVS' Diane Schwartz, Karol Friedman and Barbara Nurenberg.
To fund a "Women's Education and Empowerment Project"
that will include a series of workshops for community women's
groups on sexual violence, responding to and healing from trau-
ma, and developing self-help skills and resources.
• SHILO: PREGNANCY ADVOCACY CENTER
To fund "CHOICES: Healthy Relationships for High-Risk
Girls and Young Women." Workshops will be conducted in
schools and community centers focusing on sexual health, abu-
sive relationships and other topics.
• YEDID: THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY
EMPOWERMENT (NAZARETH ILLIT), $5,000
To fund "Women to Women," which will train women to func
tion as advocates for recent immigrants and low-income women
in gender-related issues such as women's employment rights,
sexual violence, divorce and housing.