WELCOME TO

WE ARE:

  • INspired, INclusive. INnovative.
  • A diverse group of women with a shared common bond. Our values guide us. Our passion for Jewish life and culture connect us.
  • Exploring new interests and ideas and discussing key issues facing women and the world today.
  • Connecting, educating, networking, mentoring and having fun too!
  • Building life-long friendships
  • Dedicated to the continuity, connectivity and thriving future of our community, Israel and to Jewish Life.

WE ARE WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY

OUR MISSION

We are committed to bring women from across the Valley together to leverage our collective power to strengthen our Jewish Community.

 


 

UPCOMING WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY EVENTS

Floranthropy •  May 2, 2021

10:30am-Noon | Women IN Philanthropy
1-2:30pm | Tikkun Olam Together
Floranthropy – Philanthropy through flowers – spreading joy, kindness and love with the simple act of giving flowers. We will be working with Dani Christakos owner of The Flower Garage, a mobile flower studio, for a private flower arranging session. In addition to making beautiful arrangements for ourselves, we’ll be making special arrangements to deliver to the residents at Kivel, Campus of Care, in celebration of Mother’s Day.

Yoga in the Yard    May 23, 2021 | 10am

Jenni Eisenberg invites you to connect your breath to movement as you harness your confidence, strength, and experience a higher vibration. Expect your limits to be pushed and to leave feeling lighter, free, energized and strong. Sponsored by Suja Juice.

Register now!

JOIN OUR TRIBE

We have something for everyone! Here are just five reasons to get engaged:

  1. Causes that Matter – You will have an opportunity to make a positive impact on the causes that mean the most to you.
  2. Vibrant Jewish Community – Meet new and inspiring women and become part of an ecosystem of Incredible Jewish Women who want to do more, give more and be more within our community.
  3. Inspiring Events – Enjoy key events, speaker series, networking opportunities, and more!
  4. Lifelong Relationships — Long-time participants have the opportunity to strengthen bonds while doing good for their community. New attendees are welcomed with open arms by women with the same interests and passion for having a great time while making our world a better place.
  5. Volunteer Opportunities — From giving a few hours to support an event or to serve on a board, we have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in the way that fits your lifestage.
Get Inspired

This button will link you to our Women IN Philanthropy Facebook page where you can see pictures of past events, postings for upcoming events and generally see “what we are up to.”

MEET OUR LEADERS

Women IN Philanthropy Steering Committee:

Leah Bold Mondlick, Chair

Alison Betts, Vice Chair

Committee Members:

Social Action, Dignity Grows: Shari Charous, Co-chair | Natalie Stern, Co-chair

Pearl Society: Sami Orgen, Co-chair | Michelle Adler, Co-chair

Lion of Judah: Mindy Weiss, Chair

Community Outreach: Debra Friednash

2021 Ignite: Sara Koc, Chair

EVENTS & PROGRAMS

  • CAMPAIGN & RECOGNITION EVENTS: We have a variety of exciting events to recognize our women donors throughout the year, including Lion of Judah, Pomegranate, and Pearl.
  • IGNITE: Our signature annual event welcomes all women from our community to hear amazing speakers and to learn about the work of the Federation in the Greater Phoenix Jewish community, in Israel and in Jewish communities worldwide.
  • MITZVAH DAY: Join us for community projects and hands-on volunteer opportunities where you can make a difference!
  • MINI-MISSIONS: Hop on the bus and join us for a fun, informative visit to community agencies. Funded through the Federation’s annual campaign. Connect with other women and see where your Federation dollars go!
  • TIKKUN OLAM TOGETHER: Take part in meaningful opportunities to spend time with your daughter(s) in grades 6-9, while engaging in community service, leadership and cultural experiences.
  • TRAVEL TO ISRAEL & OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD: We offer unique travel experiences specifically designed for women to Israel and other parts of the globe.

Women IN Philanthropy Spotlight

Shari Charous

“Over the past 10 years, I have been involved in the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. Whether it be attending a fundraiser or taking a class I always felt it was important to me to be able to connect with my Jewish community. I always made sure to donate either my time and money to an organization that was helping in humanitarian relief, social services and education for those in need. In 2019 I was selected to participate in the MOMentum Trip to Israel. I was so excited to be with a group of like-minded women with different Jewish backgrounds on an adventure of a lifetime…”

Click here to read the full spotlight!

Dignity Grows™ is an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford and supported by National Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federations of North America to provide individuals in need with essential personal hygiene products so they can attend school and work and participate in community life without interruption.

Every month, some of our neighbors feel a sense of helplessness and embarrassment because they lack basic necessities. These feelings of shame have consequences. Girls stay home from school during their periods and miss critical learning time. Women miss work, which can lead to lost wages. This further compounds the cycle of poverty.

For as little as $10, you can donate a Dignity Tote, which includes a one-month supply of sanitary products, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and deodorant to a neighbor in need helping her to be more productive while safeguarding her dignity.

For more information contact:  Sheryl Press, Director, Campaign & Women’s Philanthropy, spress@jewishphoenix.org | 480.481.7038

CAMPAIGN GIVING

Women are taking their rightful seats at the table and are shaping Jewish philanthropy like never before. We are focused on building a more inclusive, empowering and egalitarian Jewish community and, in so doing, are playing a key role in reinventing American Jewish life. Leadership giving is a way to make a significant impact on our local and global Jewish World. It’s a way for you to connect to our community in a personal, powerful way; become a role model for other women and inspire the next generation to stand up and be counted.

Pearl Society

$180-$1,799

With a gift of $180 to Federation’s Annual Campaign, you’ll become a member of this group of inspiring women who, just like you, want to make a difference.

Cultivate your spirit of philanthropy. Add charms as your commitment to the Jewish Federation grows. Enhance the beauty of your Pearl Society necklace with colored pearl charms. The Pearl Society Silver Hamsa Pendant and necklace features a silver Hamsa or “hand,” symbolizing the Hand of God. The Hamsa has a freshwater pearl inlay. The letter pey, which represents the Hebrew word p’nina (pearl) is elegantly embossed on the back.

As your gift continues and grows, your commitment to the Pearl Society can be distinguished with the addition of colored pearls. Blush ($365+) and Black ($1,000+)

Pomegranate Society

$1,800-$4,999

The pomegranate is one of the seven fruits named in the Bible, said to contain 613 seeds – one for each of the commandments (mitzvot) found in the Torah. This ancient symbol is one of the oldest found in Jewish art and ritual. It has been 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 pomegranates (rimonim). All women who commit an individual gift of $1,800-$4,999 to the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign are part of the Pomegranate Society.

Being part of the Pomegranate Society is a declaration of your personal commitment to honor traditional Jewish values of justice (tzedek) and acts of loving kindness (gemilut hesed).

Lion of Judah

$5,000+

Created in 1972 by Norma Kipnis Wilson and Toby Friedland (z”l), the Lion of Judah is now an international symbol of commitment to the global Jewish community. This exciting program has brought together women of all ages and from many walks of life in order to play an essential role in creating social justice, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, preserving human dignity and building Jewish identity. Today, more than 16,000 women worldwide proudly wear the gold Lion pin to signify their commitment.

Each year that a woman sustains or increases her gift of $5,000 or more to the Annual Campaign, she is eligible to have a small diamond set into her pin. Larger commitments are recognized at different Lion of Judah levels, as signified by different precious stones.

Ask any woman who wears the Lion of Judah pin and she’ll tell you: there’s nothing like being in the same room with hundreds of like-minded women who “roar.” This alone symbolizes our success, strength and commitment to Jewish peoplehood.

As a Lion of Judah, you’ll be invited to national and international events and conferences, as well as premier local events, such as our prestigious Lion of Judah Luncheon. You’ll hear from top speakers, learn more about important issues and have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the world around you.

Lion of Judah Endowment

When you create a Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE), you enable future generations to benefit from your values, interests, foresight and generosity.

To learn more, contact: womensphilanthropy@jewishphoenix.org.

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