Women are the change-makers of the world. We are sisters and daughters, mothers and friends, compassionate and committed at every stage of our lives and careers. The Jewish Federation Women's Philanthropy engages women in the fulfilling work of making the world a better place. We are building and supporting Jewish life for today and generations to come.


An Evening with New York Times Best-Selling
Author of Inheritance, Dani Shapiro

Tuesday, June 8 | 7:30 PM on Zoom

Dani's story is about secrets – secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love.

Upcoming Events

Women’s Philanthropy events bring women together in enjoyable and meaningful ways that build camaraderie, self-enrichment, and shared ideals of community service. The premier women’s gala of the year is The Main Event each spring, with hundreds of attendees celebrating community and caring. More events include lectures and discussions, book talks, cooking classes, and more. Join our women's mailing list for early bird discounts and to hear first about events before they sell out.


Past Events: Party With a Purpose 2019

On May 21, 2019, we came together to celebrate our Jewish community and a very special group of Jewish community leaders at Party With a Purpose. Together we recognized Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey’s Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland (KWF) honorees and inducted our most recent honoree, Linda Block.


CLICK HERE to view photos from the event and read the Virtual Tribute Journal, which also includes a brief profile of each Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland honoree. 


Honorary Giving Societies

Women who make financial contributions at certain levels are recognized through honorary giving societies with exclusive events and engagement opportunities tailored just for them. 

Pomegranate Society


The Pomegranate is a symbol of bounty and sustenance, with its many seeds representing the 613 commandments in the Torah. The Pomegranate Society honors women who give $1800 or more annually to the Federation.

Lion of Judah


Reflecting strength, honor, and dedication, the Lion of Judah society honors women who make a continuing annual gift of $5000 or more. As a Lion's contributions grow, she is invited to accent her pin with gem stones representing giving levels.

Endowed Lion


Establishing a Lion of Judah Endowment enables women to leave a legacy perpetuating their values through a permanent fund that guarantees her financial commitment of at least $5000 a year will be made to the Federation in perpetuity.


Giving Society Events

Lions of Judah and Pomegranates, as well as members of the Crown of Esther society, are invited to take part in exclusive events recognizing them for their extraordinary commitment to the Jewish community. Recent events have included behind-the scenes visits to the NY Botanical Gardens, meet-and-greets with renown footwear icon, Jane Weitzman, and VIP tours of NY galleries and museums.