Women’s Philanthropy: Inspiring Innovation and Impact

Women are making a difference like never before. Women’s Philanthropy brings women and ideas together in shared purpose. You use your philanthropy to articulate your values and how you want to strengthen Jewish life.

We are using our collective strength to address issues central to our families and communities. As philanthropists, we are the visionaries and innovators shaping the word around us. We are role models to our children and other women, inspiring them to see the impact that philanthropy has in our community.

We welcome you to Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy. There’s a place for you here, no matter where life and career have taken you. Add your voice to this amazing community of women. Our collective philanthropy is purposeful and effective.

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Engage, Travel, and Learn With Us

We offer you meaningful ways to make an impact on our Jewish community, and on your own life.

Women’s Giving: Making Your Impact

We are a community that cares for each other and supports you in your Jewish journey. How do you want to make an impact?

Upcoming Events

October 2023

Visit to the Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum with Women’s Philanthropy
Monday, October 23rd
Join Women’s Philanthropy for a private, curator-led tour of the Capital Jewish Museum. Connect and gather with other Lions of Judah to learn more about the significant role women leaders and philanthropists have played in shaping the Greater Washington Jewish community.
Register here

November 2023

Welcome Gatherings
SAVE THE DATE Sunday, November 5th
A quarterly opportunity for new Pomegranate and Lion level donors (learn more about our giving societies) to gather as a community and connect on shared values. There will be opportunities in MD, VA, and DC. If you became a new Lion or Pomegranate in 2020 – Present and would like to meet other Lions and Pomegranates in our community, we‘d love to meet you!

Everything But The Turkey with Edlavitch DCJCC
SAVE THE DATE Sunday, November 19th
Everything But The Turkey (EBTT) brings together hundreds of volunteers to chop, mix, grate, and prepare thousands of servings of festive Thanksgiving dishes for people experiencing food insecurity and homelessness in the DC area in partnership with DC Central Kitchen.

December 2023

Pomegranates and Lion of Judah Chanukah Celebration
SAVE THE DATE Tuesday, December 5th
Join Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy for the Annual Pomegranates and Lions of Judah Chanukah Celebration — an opportunity to celebrate the light you bring to our community, and to connect and learn together.

Spring 2024

Women’s Philanthropy International Mission to Argentina and Uruguay
March 31st – April 7th, 2024
Join Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy on a powerful and unique learning journey to Argentina and Uruguay. The shared experience will offer insight into South American Jewish community’s challenges, strengths, and of course, the opportunity to build lasting friendships and community.
Register here

Future Events (dates TBD)

Advocacy Day
Learn how Federation partners with The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) in representing the interests and concerns of Jewish individuals, families, and organizations to members of congress and the administration. They advocate for key legislation that supports everything from Holocaust survivors, people with disabilities to safety and security, and more.
This is a special opportunity for Lion level donors.

If you are interested in getting involved, email [email protected].