Jewish Women's Foundation

Who We Are

The JWF Trustees are a group of philanthropic women who are committed to transforming the lives of Jewish women and girls and fostering life-long social change, one woman at a time. Through our generous allocation of innovative grants, programs here in Broward County and Israel are making a real difference by providing educational opportunities, crisis relief, and advocacy. JWF Trustees are decision-makers—analyzing needs, comparing grants, voting on grant applications, and evaluating outcomes.

Our Guiding Values

  • Increase public awareness of issues directly affecting the lives of Jewish women and girls
  • Advocate for social change, positive behaviors, and empowering relationships
  • Select grant programs that provide diverse resources, opportunities, and choices for Jewish women and girls
  • Seek solutions through granting recipient agencies and organizations that meet needs beyond those currently being met in Broward County and Israel

JWF has proudly allocated over $177,600 in grants to help transform the lives of women and girls in Broward County and Israel.

Denise Lettau, Chair
Esther Shacket, Founding Chair

Karen joined the Federation team as a professional in 2016; her involvement with Federation first began as a passionate lay leader. Karen has a breadth of development experience, which she brings with her to JWF. Together with the JWF Trustees, Karen is focused on increasing opportunities in the lives of Jewish women and girls locally and in Israel. 


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