Women’s Philanthropy Giving Levels

Women’s Philanthropy offers several giving levels, providing you with the chance to be our partner in helping our local and global Jewish community.

Lion of Judah, minimum gift of $5,000 

The Lion of Judah is a symbol of the strength Jewish women have in today’s world. Lions of Judah care about the organized Jewish world and provide financial commitments in their own names of $5,000 or more to the annual campaign. We are proud to have more than 17,000 Lions of Judah in North America who wear the Lion of Judah pin. The Lion of Judah program has brought together women of all ages and from many walks of life to play an essential role promoting social justice, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, preserving human dignity, and building Jewish identity.


Some women also choose to endow their Lion of Judah gifts. By endowing your gift to Federation, you ensure that an annual gift is made in your name for generations to come.


Lion of Judah pins (pictured left) are available to purchase.

Pomegranate, minimum gift of $1,800-$4,999

Pomegranates are members of a select group of philanthropists who share common Jewish values and tzedakah priorities. These dedicated women are role models in our community and continue to demonstrate what we can do together to affect change. The pomegranate is a reflection of the fruitfulness and abundance of Women’s Philanthropy. It symbolizes our commitment to Jewish life and signifies how Women’s Philanthropy sweetens the lives of those in need. The pomegranate contains 613 seeds, representing each of the mitzvot, or commandments, of the Torah. Many women choose to endow their Pomegranate gifts to continue to leave a legacy.


Pomegranate pins (pictured left) are available for purchase.

Pearl Society, minimum gift of $180

The Pearl Society offers Jewish women an opportunity to make a difference in our local community, in Israel, and in Jewish communities worldwide. Join the Pearl Society with a donation of 50 cents a day and feel a Jewish connection through networking, events, and philanthropy. 


Pearl Society necklaces (pictured left) are available for purchase.


For more information about Women's Philanthropy Giving Levels, contact:

Linda Pollack Kessler

(518) 783-7800 ext. 234