Women's Philanthropy

Social Action

The mission of Women’s Philanthropy Social Action is to serve as a living bridge between our Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and the Greater Rochester community. Most importantly, our goal is to inspire action that leads to change within Rochester and around the world.
We do this by holding community-wide programming aimed at raising awareness and understanding, identifying solutions, and taking steps to achieve them. Below are some of our recent events:

Supporting Our Children: Weathering The Mental Health Storm (February 8, 2023)


As we begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are facing a crisis in the mental health and well-being of our children and adolescents. Click the video below to view a thoughtful and enlightening Zoom discussion with experts on the front lines of community mental health and social services. Our panel will delve into how to support adolescents as they navigate the pressures of young- adulthood, offer strategies to recognize red flags, and provide resources for parents and families.

Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence: An Evening of Exploration and Education (January 25, 2022)

Domestic violence was an issue long before the pandemic.  At the start of the year, we explored how the issue has affected our community, heard from experts about what steps to take when a victim reaches out for support, and received actionable steps to help make a difference.

Food Insecurity in Rochester: A Call to Action (April 29, 2021)

The issue of food insecurity has plagued our low-income residents for many years. This event provided an in-depth look into Rochester's food insecurity crisis through a Jewish lens and how our community can make an impact. This informative dialogue shares staggering statistics, their firsthand perspectives on the issue, and tangible ways we can make a difference in our community.

Contact Us


Gitana Mirochnik

Director of Philanthropy



Ways to Give

Every day, we work to provide compassionate, strategic, and comprehensive support, no matter the situation. There is no organization better positioned to do this than the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.