Women’s Philanthropy


Leading community and inspiring change

The Jewish Federation engages women as leaders, volunteers, contributors and donors at all stages of life for a better, stronger, Jewish future. All women, whether grandmothers, moms, daughters, sisters, or friends, come together socially to lead the community, inspire change, and practice Tikkun Olam, making the world a better place for generations to come.

Women as Leaders

Women are encouraged to join our leadership and committee teams. Working together, we establish a strong understanding of local and overseas needs and collaborate on program opportunities to bring to the community. With compassion and empathy, we work to create a meaningful impact.


Women as Philanthropists

The national trend across the United States shows that when women take an active role in their Federations, there is a major benefit to their local Jewish communities. Women are the most powerful voices for positive change, creating opportunity for the most vulnerable, strengthening our Jewish agencies, and helping to design programming that supports vibrant Jewish life for all. Women play an integral role in our community as Federation leaders. Not only does this create a positive influence but it also inspires multi-generational gift-giving to important causes including caring for the vulnerable, strengthening Jewish community and identity, combating antisemitism, and connecting to and supporting the State of Israel.

Any and all gifts made by women to our Women's Campaign of The Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer Bucks are welcome and appreciated.

Women’s Philanthropy is part of the national organization Jewish Federations of North America. Women attend international women’s conferences to learn about the important impact of women’s involvement and philanthropy.

Below are 3 national donor designations that our women are included in:


  • $1,800-$4,999 gift
    Pomegranate is a special symbol in the Jewish tradition. It represents righteousness, knowledge, and wisdom because it is said to have 613 seeds, or mitzvot (commandments). Women who make a gift of $1,800-$4,999 are honored by the Pomegranate society and may wear a special pomegranate pin as a visual reminder of their commitment to tzedakah and tikkun olam.

Lion of Judah

  • $5,000+ gift
    Lion of Judah is an international organization of more than 17,500 women who inspire others and exemplify the standard for leadership and giving. Each woman that makes an annual gift of $5,000 or more is honored by the Lion of Judah society through various events and conferences throughout the year. She also may wear a special membership pin to act as a constant reminder of her commitment to the Jewish values and working to create a meaningful impact in the community.

Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE)

  • Women are encouraged to endow their Lion gifts so that the Jewish Federation serving the Jewish community is assured of continued strength through women’s giving in perpetuity.

Women as Volunteers

Women are a powerhouse and they understand that volunteering is a fundamental way to give back. Giving up a little bit of your time to help by doing activities like collecting, organizing, delivering, packing, or advocating creates a huge difference in supporting programs and chessed opportunities that make a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals in the community.

Join Women’s Philanthropy and be the change you want to see in the community!

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