Giving Societies

Women philanthropists are recognized nationally through giving societies established by the Jewish Federations of North America. The societies acknowledge women who believe that significant philanthropic gifts enable them to make a difference in the lives of Jews at home and around the world.

Lion of Judah

lionofJudahThe Lion of Judah is the nationally-recognized symbol for a woman’s gift of $5,000 or more to the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign. 

Lion of Judah is a national symbol of women’s philanthropy and commitment to making a difference in the lives of Jews at home and around the world, a symbol for women who know that making a significant impact requires them to give accordingly. The Lion of Judah (Aryeh Yehuda) has long been identified as a mark of strength and majesty in the Jewish world. It empowers women to take active roles in securing our Jewish future and to forge new opportunities for creative philanthropic giving. 

Pomegranate

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The Pomegranate is the symbol for a woman’s gift of $1,800 to $4,999 to the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign.

The Pomegranate is much more than a giving level. The Midrash tells us that the pomegranate has 613 seeds, corresponding with the number of mitzvot, or commandments, found in the Torah. The pomegranate symbolizes a woman’s commitment to tzedekah (righteousness) and gemilut chassidim (acts of loving kindness). It shows dedication to taking care of our community and infusing action into the giving process.

Elegant, nationally-recognized Lion and Pomegranate pins are available to show off your commitment to the Women’s Campaign. Contact Robin Arenzon, Administrative Associate, at 414-390-5753 to learn more.

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