Year-Round Connections


In addition to Women's VOICES and special events held throughout the year for our premier leadership levels, Women's Philanthropy also offers a number of year-round opportunities to socialize, volunteer, network and enhance and develop leadership skills. Please join us in any or all of the following opportunities to make friends and make a difference:

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  • Cocktails & Culture

    Are you looking for an evening out where you meet new friends and listen to a stimulating program on Jewish cultures around the world? Join our Cocktails & Culture chairs, Cindy Furst and Barby Schwid, for these fun and stimulating programs.

  • Mitzvah Mavens

    If you are a newcomer to OC, or a woman who simply seeks to do more volunteer work in our community, Mitzvah Mavens is a wonderful entry point! There is no financial commitment to get involved, you will meet and become friends with a dynamic group of women, and you'll do fulfilling, important mitzvah projects throughout Orange County!

  • Mitzvah Mavens Knitting Circle

    Keep ‘Em in Stitches! The Mitzvah Mavens Knitting Circle meets every Thursday at JFFS. Your $18 materials fee gets you expert instruction by volunteers Laura Rosenbaum and Lori Schwartz, a pink knitting bag filled with yarn and needles, and a lot of fun and creativity! Come make baby blankets for Binky Patrol and preemie cap-and-blanket sets for Children’s Hospital Orange County.

  • Pacesetters

    Join Pacesetters, the social group of women with school age children, and participate in our fun activities such as wine tasting, candle making, cooking and painting classes. Tanya Newman & Monica Levy, our Pacesetters co-chairs, welcome your ideas for new and exciting events.