Women

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. 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.

 

Upcoming Events

  • See The Community Calendar

    Come together with women in enjoyable and meaningful ways that build camaraderie, self-enrichment, and shared ideals of community service... at The Main Event, book talks, cooking classes, and more.

  • Celebrity Chefs' Cook Rosh Hashanah

    Live cooking class online with celebrity chefs, Michael Solomonov and Adeena Sussman honoring Israeli culture and Rosh Hashanah traditions. September 1, 8PM. Including live Q&A!

Women in Action 

  • Your Impact

    $205M is donated by women to Federation annual campaigns across North America. 90% of women in high income households make philanthropic decisions. Learn how we made an impact in our community.

  • Volunteer

    Giving of your time and talents is a meaningful way to connect with the Jewish community while supporting Federation, its partners, and those in need. Explore opportunities as an individual or group.

  • Did You Know

    We enable the elderly to age in place, fight antisemitism and enhance security, and make Jewish learning fun for children for a strong Jewish future. Meet some of the people we touch every day.

  • Be a Part of It

    For more examples of the impact you can make through involvement with Jewish Federation, see our newsletters, annual reports, videos, and more.

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

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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 $1,800 or more annually to the Federation.

Lion of Judah

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Reflecting strength, honor, and dedication, the Lion of Judah society honors women who make a continuing annual gift of $5,000 or more. As a Lion's contributions grow, she is invited to accent her pin with gem stones representing giving levels.

Endowed Lion

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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 $5,000 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 -- as well as Virtually Limitless, the International Lion of Judah conference held virtually during the COVID pandemic.  

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