WOMEN'S PHILANTHROPY

Joyce Gerber, Chair

 

Women's Philanthropy is an embracing arm of the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor. We create programs for women as a way to outreach, engage, network, educate, fundraise and build Jewish community.

 

It inspires women to devote their time and financial resources to the needs of Jews locally, globally and in Israel.

 

For over 50 years, Ann Arbor Jewish women have worked together to preserve and enrich our community's Jewish culture and heritage.

 

We celebrate our traditions, explore our history and educate our community. 

 

Our myriad efforts have a profound impact on the future of the Jewish community not only here in Ann Arbor, but in Israel and around the globe.

 

We invite you to join us in an environment where every Jewish woman can enrich and strengthen her identity as a woman and a Jew and help make a difference in our world.

 

At a time when apathy and assimilation threaten us, we invite you to join the thousands of Jewish women who are leading by example.

OUR MISSION

 

The Federation fosters Jewish communal life through the spirit of tzedakah (righteousness) and tikkun olam (social justice). The Federation's mandate is to initiate, to coordinate and to preserve activities, which strengthen Jewish life locally, in Israel and throughout the world.

 



 

CONTACT

Eileen Freed
​734-677-0100 ext 215
eileenfreed@jewishannarbor.org

  • BECOME A LION!

    By contributing a minimum annual gift of $5,000, or an endowment of $100,000.

    By contributing a minimum annual gift of $5,000, or an endowment of $100,000.

    By contributing a minimum annual gift of $5,000, or an endowment of $100,000.

    By contributing a minimum annual gift of $5,000, or an endowment of $100,000.

    By contributing a minimum annual gift of $5,000, or an endowment of $100,000.

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  • BECOME A POMEGRANATE!

    For women who contribute an individual minimum gift of $1,800.

    For women who contribute an individual minimum gift of $1,800.

    For women who contribute an individual minimum gift of $1,800.

    For women who contribute an individual minimum gift of $1,800.

    For women who contribute an individual minimum gift of $1,800.

    For women who contribute an individual minimum gift of $1...

    For women who contribute an indi...

    For women who contribu...

Join more than 16,000 women in the fastest growing philanthropic arm in Federation history.

 

YOU ARE A LION

You embody strength and courage and are a role model for others and will have:

  • Membership in the National Women's Philanthropy Honor Society.
  • Eligibility to purchase a beautiful 14 karat gold, diamond-inset Lion of Judah pin, which members wear proudly.
  • Eligibility to attend the bi-annual International Lion of Judah Conference. Previous conferences have been held in Washington, Israel and New Orleans.
  • Eligibility to attend all Lion of Judah events.

 

 

LIONS OF JUDAH

Carol Amster, LOJE
​Harlene Appelman, LOJE

Judy Cohen, LOJE
Galit Dunietz
Susan Fisher, LOJE
Eileen Freed

​Marilyn Gallatin, LOJE
​Rita Gelman
​Syma Kroll, LOJE

Stacey Lee, LOJE
Carolyn Lichter, LOJE
​Evie Lichter, LOJE
Joan Lowenstein, LOJE
Stacy Markel
​Hillary Murt, LOJE
Prudence Rosenthal
Monica Schteingart
Mary Schuman
Carol Smokler, LOJE
Elise Weisbach
Nancy Zimmerman

 

POMEGRANATE: A SYMBOL OF JUDAIC STRENGTH

One of the seven fruits named in the Bible, the rimon (pomegranate) is said to contain 613 seeds, one for each of the mitzvot (commandments) found in the Torah. This ancient symbol was carved in the entranceways of the earliest synagogues, woven into fabrics and hammered into silver and gold. The intricate covers for the handles of the Torah scrolls are called rimonim (pomegranates).

 

THE ADDED BENEFIT OF BEING A POMEGRANATE

Each woman making an $1,800 annual commitment may purchase the beautiful sterling silver pin. By wearing this symbol, we are reminded of the Jewish lives we have improved, rescued and renewed. But, even more, it reminds us of the work that is yet to be done.

POMEGRANATES

Patrice Aaron
Sue Adler
Stefanie Aronow
​Levana Aronson
Laurie Barnett

Felicia Becker

Judith Elkin

Alice Fishman
Joyce Gerber

Muriel Gluckman

Nancy Goldstein

Radmira Greenstein

Carol Hoffer

Fran Martin

Marylen Oberman

​Sue Rebner

Harriet Selin

Debbie Shtulman

Roberta Tankanow

Eva Taylor

Zelma Weisfeld
​Sara Wohl