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Katie Lipsitt

Fundraiser since Apr 2021


43 supporters

80% of $1,000 goal

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Rachamim Fundraiser

Created by Rebecca Howard and Katie Lipsitt in honor of Mother's Day

We have been paired for four months studying Mussar with Rabbi Susan Goldberg from NEFESH. Mussar is spiritual wisdom and a discipline of transformative practices. One of the middot that we want to respond to in action is Rachamim, meaning compassion in Hebrew. We are practicing how to have compassion for ourselves, our community and the world. Creating this fundraiser is part of developing our understanding of how to show compassion to the world or as Rabbi Susan says, “Compassion is empathy plus action!”. 

This is our action!

We want to grow our empathy for others ( women we know and women we don’t) by moving into the action of financially supporting the non- profit, The Downtown Women’s Center.

We will speak the truths of our friends/ friendships, while raising money and awareness for The Downtown Women’s Center. Our actions will show our compassion towards our intimate friends and for women of all races, cultures and religions who need our financial support. 

It is suggested that once you are honored, you then pay it forward by honoring a friend( or friends) with words of compassion and a donation. The donation can be as small as $5 per person ( for example: 10 people @ $5 each or 5 people @ $10 each) or as large as you like!

Friends, we love you and we see you!

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The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. DWC envisions a Los Angeles with every woman housed and on a path to personal stability. Its mission is to end homelessness for women in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, and advocacy. Founded in 1978, DWC was the first permanent supportive housing provider for women in the U.S. Learn more at


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Downtown Women's Center

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