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July 12 • 2007

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Aiding Women, Girls

Foundation awards $174,304 in grants.

T

he Jewish Women's
Foundation of Metropolitan
Detroit (JWF), a grant-mak-
ing and educational foundation estab-
lished to enhance the lives of Jewish
women and girls through philanthro-
py, has awarded $174,304 in grants.
JWF has awarded nearly $600,000
since its inception seven years ago.
"Our funding will provide seed
money for projects addressing a
diversity of issues, touching the lives
of women and girls from all ages and
walks of life," said chair Sharon Hart.
JWF's 2007 grants are as follows:
• $10,000 to Central Station Detroit
for "Getting to Know Yourself:' an
after-school, evening and week-
end healthy lifestyles program for
Orthodox high school girls in the Oak
Park area at the drop-in center, where
volunteer mentors, professionals,
trainers and experts on nutrition work
with girls to promote healthy choices
and to prevent at-risk behaviors.
• $12,500 (renewal grant) to
Friendship Circle's Friendship House
"Welcome Back" program, to provide
incarcerated Jewish women with advo-
cacy, friendship, support, guidance
and support for reintegration into the
community, helping them find hous-
ing, jobs, treatment and friendship.
• $20,000 to Hebrew Free Loan
Association for "Building My
Tomorrow," loan capital for interest-
free loans to women in crisis, helping
them to begin new lives after domestic
abuse and subsequent divorce. Loans
will help women re-enter the job mar-
ket and support their children.
• $10,000 to Hillel Eastern Michigan
University for "Under One Roof:
Muslim and Jewish Women Coming
Together," a program to promote
understanding and friendship.
• $8,680 to Jewish Apartments &
Services for "Women Create:' an arts
enrichment program that will offer art,
storytelling and culinary art.
• $10,000 to the Jewish Community
Center for "Club Kavod," a health and
fitness program for Orthodox girls in
the sixth through 12th grades.
• $20,000 to Jewish Ensemble
Theatre for A Women's Minyan: A Play,
about universal issues of domestic
abuse and violence facing the Jewish
community, but set in an Israeli reli-
gious community. The play will be

performed during JET's 2008 season.
• $15,000 to Jewish Family Service
for "Caregiver Connections:' an out-
reach program offering information,
and services to women who are care-
givers of aging and ill relatives.
• $15,000 to Jewish Family Service
for "Mentors for Girls:' to match more
Jewish girls with volunteer mentors
as part of JFS's "Mentor Connections"
and to market the program.
• $11,124 (renewal grant) to JVS for
"Senior Service Corps:' to continue
a program that provides opportuni-
ties for senior Jewish women to come
together at JVS to do projects that
support area nonprofit organizations.
The Senior Service Corps offers often-
isolated senior women an opportunity
to engage in fulfilling service projects,
to socialize with peers and to receive
necessary social services.
• $15,000 (continuation grant)
to Jewish Women International for
"Building a Coordinated Response to
Domestic Abuse in the Detroit Jewish
Community," to present the results
of the JWF funded Domestic Abuse
Needs Assessment Survey to rabbis,
educators, social service profession-
als and community leaders, including
the trustees of the Jewish Women's
Foundation; and to begin the task of
building a community coalition to
respond to domestic abuse.
• $20,000 to Yad Ezra, the Jewish
community food bank, for "A Two
Pronged Approach: Healthy Minds and
Bodies," a pilot project. The program
will provide nutrition education and
counseling for students, parents and
staff at Beth Jacob School for Girls
throughout the 2007-2008 school year;
and a revamped, nutritionally sound
school lunch program that will offer
fresh fruits and vegetables in lieu of
starch and fatty foods. A portion of the
grant will provide lunch ticket subsi-
dies for students whose families fall
below Yad Ezra's poverty guidelines to
ensure their participation.
• $7,000 (end of three-year grant
totaling $30,000) to PACT-Netanya
in Israel, for its "Well Baby Clinics
for Ethiopian-Israeli Mothers and
Children." The grant supports the
training and salaries of Ethiopian-
Israeli home health liaisons who work
with pregnant women and new moth-
ers in the Ethiopian community. I I

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