Women’s Impact Initiative Grants
Each year, Federation awards grants to local organizations that inspire and empower Jewish women and girls through programs that focus on social, economic, religious and political equality. Our past recipients include initiatives that promote breast cancer awareness, address sexual assaults on local college campuses, encourage civic engagement and foster positive self-images among elementary-aged girls.
Women’s Impact Initiative – 2020 Grants
Activities in one of the four Miami BBG chapters and at Miami’s two regional conventions or regional events.
Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus
Provide Jewish women with opportunities to grow personally while simultaneously building community through monthly activities over nine months.
Jewish Community Watch
Three seminars relating to sexual abuse: community leaders, teen girls, victims of sexual abuse.
Jewish Education Center of South Florida: Ohr Fellowships High School Program
Engage high school juniors and seniors in an after-school Jewish study program and events to delve deeper into their Jewish heritage and strengthen their Jewish identity while connecting with a mentor in the community
Jewish Women International
12 in-depth sessions for three cohorts of male staff and lay leaders engaged in the Jewish organizational world. Each group will gather for four two-hour facilitated conversations focusing on leadership, the Jewish organizational workplace, and roles as Jewish men with the goal of becoming active allies and advocates in assuring gender equity in our Jewish workplaces.
Jewish Women’s Theater of South Florida: Jewish Women’s Theater of South Florida
To provide the opportunity for artistically gifted Jewish women to develop and express their creative talents through theatrical performance, with sensitivity to observant women
Offer three semesters, consisting of two courses each, to empower women to lead more informed, mindful and inspired lives.National Council of Jewish Women, Miami: Listen and Engage Campaign
Leadership development initiative to build a cadre of the next generation of women leaders, aged 22-40, by giving them tools and inspiring them.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation, Inc.:What to Expect When You’re Expecting with Jewish Genes
Four awareness and screening events for Jewish genetic diseases. Targeted at local Jewish-based organizations.
Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA)
Trainings and workshops to give women knowledge and tools to prevent abuse in the form of get-refusal. Workshops for students and congregations, training for rabbis and lay leaders.
Scheck Hillel Community School: Girls Building STEAM
Create sustainable model for after-school science instruction to motivate girls for STEAM learning by connecting middle school girls with after-school activities in this area. Consists of 14 two-hour sessions.
Publication of a Spanish-language educational resource for women for the Sharsheret Pink Shabbat programs, as well as facilitation of programs.
Monthly meetings where teens hear from a lay leader or a professional from the community.
UM Hillel/Base Miami
Create an intentional monthly space around Rosh Chodesh via different programs.
Teach high school girls WIZO’s history and how women organized and assisted in the creation of the State of Israel. Will look at the lives of specific women through lectures and roundtables
Yodeah: Did You Know? Initiative
Educate the Jewish community about their increased risk of carrying the BRCA gene and other hereditary cancer mutations, as well as facilitate low cost genetic testing.