Dear Friends,

Welcome to Women’s Philanthropy. The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford brings together women from the Greater Hartford area to maximize their collective power and make a profound impact on our community for today and tomorrow. We use our combined talent, energy and financial ability to inspire, educate, and transform the lives of people in need in Hartford, in Israel and in 60 countries around the world.  

You might already be a leader in your neighborhood, school or business, or you might be entirely new to the world of community building. Whether you know exactly how you want to be involved or are not quite sure how to begin, you are wanted and needed here. Learn about what we do and how you can get involved.

We give with pride, passion and purpose. Every gift is important and every gift matters because each one builds the vibrant Jewish community we share. Mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts and friends make a difference through Women’s Philanthropy because giving your time and money through the Women’s Philanthropy is the most powerful way to effect change.

The opportunities are everywhere, and so are the women of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. In whatever way you are inspired to support the community – from hands-on volunteering to committee work and leadership positions – take that first step and join us. Feel free to reach out to me at any time.


Carolyn Gitlin
2017 Vice Chair, Women's Philanthropy