Meet the Women’s Philanthropy Team

Our Leadership Board is made up of dedicated women of all ages from DC, MD, and Northern Virginia. They oversee the programs and initiatives created for Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy. Our energy is rooted in the spirit of Clal Yisrael, that all Jews are responsible for one another. Our goal is to educate, inspire, and connect women in common purpose and action.

Women’s Philanthropy Leadership

Robin Hettleman Weinberg
Vice President, Women’s Philanthropy

Malki Karkowsky
Director, Women’s Philanthropy

Malki Karkowsky
Director, Women’s Philanthropy
Malki has spent more than a decade in the Jewish communal field including Hillel International, The Jewish Federation of Cleveland, BBYO in New England, and Hillels at the University of North Carolina and George Washington University.

Malki has an MBA in non-profit management and is a Maryland native. She recently returned to the area with her husband and two children, where she looks forward to strengthening the role of women philanthropists in Greater Washington.

Ari Brickman
Senior Philanthropic Officer, Women’s Philanthropy
Ari has dedicated her career to fostering relationships between people(s) to build vibrant, accessible, and inclusive communities. Prior to her move to the Washington DC area, Ari’s work focused on communal capacity-building, most recently at Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. Before that role, she worked at Encounter Programs where she was responsible for designing and implementing programming that focused on the intersection between the Jewish community, Jewish identity, and the manner in which the North American Jewish community engages with Israel.

Ari holds a master’s degree in Coexistence and Conflict Transformation, with a focus on grassroots initiatives and the neuroscience of conflict, from The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and bachelors’ degrees from Columbia University and The Jewish Theological Seminary.

Jessica Warren
Development Officer, Women’s Philanthropy
Before joining Federation, Jessica spent more than 10 years working for non-profits like Bonfils Blood Center in Colorado and Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland where she managed events and community engagement activities. She has a BA from the University of Hartford, CT and an Events Management Certificate from The George Washington University. Jessica, a Maryland native, has spent much of her career in Colorado. She is excited to be back in her hometown and contributing to the success and vitality of our Jewish community.