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In the Spotlight: Wichita Chapter

For Project Ohr and Domestic Violence Awareness Month, in October, the chapter created Empty Place at the Table, featuring place settings and the stories of real Wichita women who faced domestic abuse. The program will take place again this year as part of a domestic violence awareness service at an area temple. It also will feature a speaker and have women from a local domestic violence shelter as guests.

Conference Celebrates the Power of Women to Make a Difference

When it comes to innovative leadership—and a passion for social service, action, and outreach—Jewish women are leading the way in a new world of philanthropy and change.At One Woman, Many Voices, JWI’s North American Conference held in Chicago, June 21–23, evidence was ample. The fast-paced conference offered participants an abundance of opportunities to explore important issues regarding women, philanthropy, spirituality—and the future of Jewish Women International.

Give and Take:
Sunny Fischer Talks About Challenges and Opportunities for Women’s Philanthropy
A desire to change the world for women and children has been a recurring theme in Sunny Fischer’s distinguished career in philanthropy. Fischer, who received the JWI Perlman Award for Human Advancement at the JWI biennial convention in June, served as the first executive director of the Sophia Fund, the first private women’s foundation in the United States.

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