Pomegranate Society and Lion of Judah Society

Established on a national level in 1981, our Pomegranate Society encourages and recognizes women who make a minimum gift of $1,800 to the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign. One of the seven fruits in the Torah, the pomegranate is said to contain 613 seeds, one for each of the mitzvot found in the Torah. It is a symbol that has a history of being present in Judaica, having been found in some of the oldest art and rituals of Jewish culture.

The Lion of Judah recognition program is an international symbol of a women’s commitment to the global Jewish community. Lions demonstrate a dedication to the Jewish community by contributing of their time and resources. With a donation of $5,000 or more to our Annual Campaign, our Lions join over 17,000 women around the world in embracing social justice, supporting the vulnerable, preserving human dignity, and supporting Jewish identity.

We invite you to consider joining the Pomegranate Society or upgrade to the Lion of Judah Society and declare your personal commitment to honor traditional Jewish values of justice (tzedek) and acts of loving kindness (gemilut hasadim).

For more information on Women’s Philanthropy please contact Karen Dwyer

Lion of Judah Endowment Program

The strength and vitality of women's giving continues through the Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE).  Establishing a LOJE enables a woman to leave a legacy to safeguard the values that have inspired her own giving, such as, creating social justice, preserving human dignity, and providing Jewish education and enrichment.  A LOJE gift represents the creation of a permanent fund guaranteeing that a woman's yearly financial commitment of $5,000 or more to the Annual Campaign will be made in her name every year after her lifetime.

For more information on setting up a Lion of Judah Endowment please

Contact Ben Davis 

Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund

The Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund (JWEF) is an individual designated giving program designed to provide grants to programs and services, both locally and globally, that directly benefit or are of great importance to women and children in the Jewish community. This program is completely independent from the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign, and an additional gift of $5000 (which can be paid over a period of 10 years) to the JWEF is required to be considered a member.

For information on the Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund, including membership, and how to apply for grants

Contact Emily Benedix 

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