Feel the Power of Women’s Philanthropy


Being a part of Women’s Philanthropy is an affirmation of our connection to our families, our community, and Jewish people everywhere. Every woman can make a difference. Women’s Philanthropy increases support for the Jewish community, locally and abroad, by developing leadership and raising awareness about the needs in the Jewish community through our three pillars: philanthropy, social action, and education.

Our Programs

Come join us and meet like-minded women who make a difference.

  • Inside Fed: Women’s Table

    Join Women’s Philanthropy as we partner with the Engagement department to bring incredible opportunities for gathering inside the Jewish federation building! Past offerings have included women’s self-defense, Jewish yoga, and women in the Bible.

  • Tikkun Olam Volunteers (TOV)

    TOV help with a variety of social-action projects (both Jewish and secular) here in Northeastern New York. TOV was created for women looking to become more involved in the community and actively participate in affecting change.


Our 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. 

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 For more information about Women's Philanthropy, contact:

Linda Pollack Kessler

(518) 783-7800 ext. 234




Our Leadership

Women’s Philanthropy


Jessica Hausler


WP Campaign Chairs

Jean Karol Becker

Reeva Nowitz


Director of Women’s Philanthropy

Linda Pollack Kessler

Board of Directors

Jean Becker

Joy Davidoff
Diana Elkayam

Dr. Ronda Fein
Lauren Finkle
Sharon Flom
Sherry Freedman
Karen B. Hausler
Jean Kaback

Gail Kendall
Maxine Koblenz



Jane K. Loeb
Jessica Many

Gilah Moses
Reeva Nowitz

Lianne Pinchuk Wladis
Rona J. Pozner
Debra Ratner
Wendy Schaffer

Rachael Schertzer
Dr. Ana Sobel
Phyllis A. Wang
Ann Zonderman