Creating meaningful connections to our core and building community to nurture spiritual, mental and emotional health.

The most essential human need is connection. 

In the aftermath of this pandemic, countless Jewish women and girls are feeling alone, anxious and disconnected.  

JGU, having been at the forefront of empowering women & girls, in-person and online, is responding by creating the framework for personal and meaningful connection: a sustainable model where every woman and girl is seen and accepted for who she is, and knows she is not alone.

LIGHT UP the HEARTS, MINDS and SOULS of thousands of women, girls and their families worldwide by joining The Connection Project Launch Team.

YOU can help make this happen.


Connecting Through Prayer

Innovative, practical resources for meaningful connection through prayer, includes new curricula called “Finding Connection”, workshops, art projects, paint a prayer, multimedia, and a personal prayer planner to be published by the JGU Press. 

 Connection Circle

We are responding to the repercussions by fostering personal and meaningful connections through forming small groups of alumnae, teens and women. Trained connection circle leaders will utilize our uplifting curricula and content to share  inspiration and nurture strengths through regular meetings.

Connecting Leaders

Connecting the leaders of today (teens, mothers, educators) who are empowering our youth to be the leaders of tomorrow, includes publishing and sharing leadership development resources and empowerment workshops.


Supporting members of our at-risk youth and adult communities to connect to their inner core and strength. Forging joyful and balanced lives with extraordinary success through one on one coaching, educational resources, group support, programs, and experiences.


Year round retreats to empower  leaders, attain wellness  and build friendships at the JGR Jewish Greenbush Retreat. Through using the creative arts, nature and self healing tools in connection with Torah wisdom, we nurture the mind, body and soul.

Connecting Generations

Connecting women and girls through creativity and art, includes weekly Wonder Women Wednesdays, Rosh Chodesh Celebrations, and Circles events connecting grandmothers and granddaughters. 

The Connection Project Launch

As a vital part of our community, you can be the connection to make this happen.

Project Launch Costs……………$280,000

Thank you for creating connections with our core and with a community of sisters around the world.

Thank you for creating connections between generations, between Jewish wisdom and daily life, and between mind, body, and soul.

Thank you for creating connections empowering girls and women today to live their best life.

To Donate:

Mailing Address: Jewish Girls Unite, 12 Thompson Hill, Rensselaer NY 12144


Cashapp: @nechamalaber 

Chabad of Southern Rensselaer County is a 501(c)3 nonprofit

Tax ID: 27-2949475