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 $138,600 in grants to help transform the lives of women and girls in Broward County and Israel.

JWF 2016 Grant Recipient, ALMA, is a pre-military academy for female leadership. Here is the story of Shirel, she was impacted by JWF's grant to Alma: Shirel comes from a challenging family background. Her mother suffers from an intense eating disorder and her father has been mostly absent from her life and is not employed. Shirel's family struggles financially as neither of her parents are able to maintain a job. Shirel reported, "I dreamed of entering an elite combat unit, but doubted my own leadership abilities. I did not think I was destined for anything great. I completed Alma in June 2017, and I am now serving in a high-level border patrol unit. I am most appreciative to Alma and the funders who make the program possible, and have given me a brighter future, the one that I dreamed of!"

Nicole Shacket, Esq. is an Attorney. Nicole received her BA from University of Central Florida and her MBA and JD from Stetson University Nicole has been a trustee from the inception of the Jewish Women's Foundation. She is a proud Multi-Generational Trustee long with her mother and founding trustee, Esther Shacket. Nicole resides in Hollywood with her beloved Goldendoodles, Penelope and Paddington

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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