“I've developed really strong relationships with incredible women in our community," Wendy Kraft says of her years volunteering with Women's Philanthropy.
Seventeen years ago, Wendy attended her first Women's Division (now Women's Philanthropy) event. Since then, she has continuously deepened her commitment and connection to Women's Philanthropy.
Most recently, Wendy served on the Women's Philanthropy Executive Board as Vice President of Outreach. In this role she worked to recruit and welcome new women, creating a stronger community of Jewish women in Boston. For Wendy, cultivating Women’s Philanthropy is crucial because it “gives women a voice and allows us to create change and positively impact our community. It fosters an opportunity to serve as role models for our children by teaching them the values and traditions that our parents taught us. We are passing down Judaism, faith, and philanthropy to future generations.”
Wendy's attachment to CJP and Women's Philanthropy has also been enhanced by CJP’s support of causes outside of the Boston community, specifically in Israel. A few years back, Wendy had the opportunity to lead a Women’s Philanthropy Mission to Israel, sharing her love of the Jewish homeland with 46 women from the Boston Jewish community. “Something very powerful happened to us as we experienced the sights and sounds of Israel and the courage of the Israeli people," Wendy reflects on her journey. "There was a development of a peoplehood amongst our group, a deep connection to our Judaism...as well as a deep connection to one another."