Women of Vision

The Jewish Foundation’s Women of Vision Society has been helping women and girls in the Greater New Haven area and Israel for over 20 years.

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Women of Vision Society Makes a Lasting Gift and a Meaningful Impact on Women in our Community.

This endowment, created by 100 founding members in our community, has tackled issues from domestic violence and health to acculturation and spirituality. The endowment has more than doubled its membership and giving since its creation. Since its inception, Women of Vision has disbursed over $236,000 to help seed and sustain critical programming and services for women and girls.

You can join the Women of Vision Society through a one-time gift of $1,000.00 (payable in 3 years or fewer). For more information email Beth Kupcho, Jewish Foundation Director of Scholarship and Philanthropy.

2024 Award Recipients

Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven – YESOD – Leadership Development Project

Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven – YESOD Leadership Development Project 

The YESOD leadership Development Project is an established curriculum combining Judaic text study, business skills, leadership theory and experimental application to Jewish women who wish to enhance the quality of life for themselves and their families to ensure continuity by providing a strong foundation of knowledge

Yashar LaChayal – Female Haredi Soldiers In Need

Yashar LaChayal launched this project to assist impoverished female Israeli soldiers.  There are many female soldiers that serve in combat units that have great difficulties financially.  They provide the soldiers with appliances, credit at supermarkets when needed as well as food packages before major holidays, warm clothing and rent for female Haredi Lone Soldiers.  The needs of the soldiers have increased drastically over that last few months due to the war.

The Counseling Center for Women – Support Group for Women With Partners on Military Duty in Israel

The Counseling Center for Women – Support Group for Women With Partners on Military Duty in Israel

This support group aims to provide assistance to women whose partners are on active or reserve duty.  The Counseling Center for Women seeks to provide a space for these women to decompress and comfortably discuss their feelings of loneliness and loss during this difficult time.  The goal is also to prevent mental deterioration of women’s health and foster a sense of belonging.

The Towers at Tower Lane – Adopt a Bubbe:  An Intergenerational Jewish Program for Women and Girls

This is a project in collaborates Southern CT Hebrew Academy students with an adult from The Towers. Over the course of the school year SCHA students have the opportunity to form ongoing, lasting and meaningful relationships with the older population. Monthly sessions focus on holidays, crafts and holiday food. This year the women and girls will focus on planting for the future with an emphasis on projects relating to the new Tower Garden.

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization – BBYO Connecticut Valley Region – Stomp Out Mental Health Program

B’nai Brith Youth Organization has a rich history of providing Jewish teens with a safe space to explore different aspects of their identity and try new things.  Stomp Out Mental Health has been running for the past five years and has received a very positive response as teens learn and have open dialogue with their peers about mental health in a collaborative environment.

Chimes Israel Women of Vision 2024 Grant Recipient

Chimes Israel – Preparing Girls With Disabilities for Life’s Challenges through Self-Advocacy & Empowerment

Women and girls with disabilities experience ten times the rate of sexual exploitation, violence, and psychological abuse than others.  The workshop encourages self-awareness, advocacy and empowerment through education on consent, recognizing, avoidance and seeking assistance against abuse and exploitation.  Other topics include body health, hygiene, sexuality and debunking gender ideals and gender roles..

HCRR Haifa Rape Crisis Center

Haifa Rape Crisis Center (HRCC) – You Are Not Alone

This project aims to provide an emotional resilience group for mothers whose children have been sexually harmed or abused.  Groups will run for 25 sessions of 1.5-2 hours each and are overseen by two professionally trained facilitators and can accommodate up to ten women.

Global Network for Jewish Women Entrepreneurs & Leaders – The Jewish Leadership Program

Global Network for Jewish Women Entrepreneurs & Leaders – The Jewish Leadership Program

The Jewish Leadership Program is a 6-month program for Jewish Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders that enhances the quality of life by empowering women to be economically independent and builds bridges by uniting women from diverse traditions and fostering community strength.  Collaboration with other organizations maximizes resource utilization and outreach efforts engage unaffiliated women, strengthening connections within the Jewish community.  The program aligns the Jewish values, promoting Tikkun Olam through support for community programs.

Beit Ruth for Young Women and Girls At-Risk – A Path to Economic Empowerment for Israel’s Young Women At-Risk

Beit Ruth for Young Women and Girls At-Risk – A Path to Economic Empowerment for Israel’s Young Women At-Risk

Beit Ruth’s Economic Empowerment Programs ensure Pre-Graduates and Alumnae achieve and sustain economic independence by empowering them with critical employment, business and life stills, banking, managing credit cards, loans and creating business plans.  The project hopes women can use these skills to increase opportunities for social mobility and helps migrate poverty and independence.

Women of Vision Society makes a lasting gift and a meaningful impact on women in our community.