Women's Philanthropy provides a place in our community for all women to come together to promote, enhance and celebrate Jewish life. We are committed to building a Jewish community that is welcoming and engaging to demonstrate the impact a woman makes by having her voice heard.
By perpetuating the ideals and values of Jewish heritage and tradition, and by providing opportunities through programming and leadership development, we strive to have all women more deeply understand the significance of their philanthropic decisions.
From new mothers to grandmothers, from lawyers to bankers to advertising execs, there is a place for you to get involved and make a difference. Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Lee & Charlotte Counties invites you to get connected.
The Lion of Judah program recognize women who make generous individual gifts at the $5,000 level and above to the Jewish Federations Annual Campaign. Lions attend exclusive events such as the international Lion of Judah conference and are encouraged to wear the internationally recognized Lion of Judah pin with pride.
The Pomegranate is a symbol of a woman’s commitment to the Jewish people.
The Pomegranate pin was introduced in 1981 by the women of Allentown, Pennsylvania as a way to inspire giving. Modeled after the Lion of Judah program, the women felt that a pin at the mid-level would forecast a continued commitment to Jewish life. Four decades after its inception, more than 7,000 pins have been distributed across North America.
The origin of the Pomegranate:
An ancient symbol found carved into the lintels of the earliest synagogues, the pomegranate has carried with it the concepts of Judaism for generations. In the Torah, the pomegranate is one of the seven species that the spies saw in the land when they were sent forth by Moses. The Midrash tells us that the pomegranate has 613 seeds, which corresponds with the number of mitzvot or commandments found in the Torah. The pomegranate has been woven into ancient fabrics and hammered into ceremonial silver and gold objects. The intricate covers for the handles of the Torah scrolls are called rimonim or pomegranates.
You're a woman who loves your Jewish community. You want to help it thrive and you want to be a part of something bigger?
With your gift of $360 to our Federation's Annual Campaign, you'll automatically become a member of this group of inspiring women who, just like you, want to make a difference. You'll have the option of buying the Pearl Society necklace.
It all starts with a group of like-minded women. Women who want to make a real difference and have an impact on the lives of women and children in Israel and Overseas.
YOU vote to decide where the funds go and the individuals and organizations we help. YOU will review grant requests from non-profit organizations, and as a group.
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