Be a Part of Something Greater

Each woman who gives, no matter the amount, is a philanthropist. Be a part of something greater; an entire sisterhood who is building a better world, being counted, & amplifying each other’s giving power. From across the spectrum of our community. From across the continent. In every shape and size. We ensure the future of our community and the continuity of our Jewish values. Let’s make the world a better place together. Everyone Counts. 

Women’s Philanthropy President, Dena Schulman-Green


With a gift of $5,000 or more to the Annual Campaign, a woman earns the distinction of the Lion of Judah. The Lion of Judah pin is worn by 17,500 women in the world and symbolizes their dedication to the Jewish community.

To thank them for their philanthropic leadership, Lions are invited to special missions, programming and conferences. Every two years, Lions of Judah gather for three phenomenal days of extraordinary learning, sharing and celebration, at the International Lion of Judah Conference to experience the world’s leading experts of religion, culture, art, business and politics.

We invite you to join the Greater New Haven Pride!

Lion of Judah Chair, Dana Schwartz


The Pomegranate honors all women who make a personal gift of $1,800-$4,999 to the Annual Campaign.

The Midrash tells us that the pomegranates has 613 seeds, which corresponds with the number of mitzvot of commandments found in the Torah. Through Federation, women’s acts of tzedakah are far reaching.

More than 7,000 women across North America proudly wear the Pomegranate Pin, signifying their personal commitment to and passion for their communities and their Jewish families around the world.

Women who are giving at the Pomegranate level attend joint programs with Lions of Judah throughout the year. 

Pomegrante Chair, Nancy Cohen


All women who give a dollar a day to the Annual Campaign, up to $1,799 annually, make our Sabra Society. With an impact exceeding $100,000 to our Annual Campaign, our Sabras create social justice, aid the vulnerable, preserve human dignity and build a Jewish identity. The Sabra is a symbol of the native Israeli – tough on the outside and sweet on the inside. It endures and continues to thrive, just as we do and our community does.

Women at this giving level wear a Sabra leaf charm to signify their commitment and sisterhood and most special events throughout the year.

Sabra Society Co-Chairs, Lauren Miller & Emily Sandberg

Contact: Jennifer Bayer, Assistant Director of Development (203) 387-2424 x320 |​


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