Womens PhilanthropyEmpowering Jewish Women

Women’s Philanthropy contributes nearly 20% to our Federation’s Annual Community Campaign, highlighting the collective power of women. Whether it is a gift of $18 or $5,000, Women’s Philanthropy helps transform our Jewish community, here in Ann Arbor, in Israel, and around the world.

Pomegranate

According to the Midrash, each pomegranate contains 613 seeds, one for each of the commandments found in the Torah, and is a symbol for Jewish life and commitment. The Pomegranate Society recognizes a woman’s annual gift of $1,800 or more to the Annual Community Campaign.

Pomegranates as of January 2020

Lion of Judah

The Lion of Judah is a symbol of a Jewish woman’s strength and her dedication to the Jewish world. The Lion of Judah Society recognizes a woman’s annual gift of $5,000 or more to the Annual Community Campaign.

Lion of Judah as of January 2020

Lion of Judah Endowment

The Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) shapes the Jewish Future. By becoming a LOJE, you ensure ongoing support to Federation and the causes most important to you. Your attorney or financial advisor can advise you on the best endowment vehicle for you. The most popular ways to create a LOJE include:

  • A charitable gift of bequest can be made in your will or living trust
  • A retirement fund that names Federation as the beneficiary of all or part of the fund
  • A life insurance policy

Lion of Judah Endowment holders as of January 2020

For more information on Women’s Philanthropy, please email Eileen Freed or call 734-773-3537.