Women’s Empowerment

We are inter-generational ambassadors for JEWISHCOLUMBUS.

Through philanthropy and awareness, we are committed to enriching our community, Israel and the world.

Our work helps our families & community; here’s how:

ENGAGE

  • Inspire others to get involved in JewishColumbus
  • Participate in and lead community service projects
  • Attend events with incredible speakers

GIVE

  • Volunteer your time
  • Make a meaningful gift to the Annual  Campaign
  • Build a stronger Jewish community by serving as an ambassador for JewishColumbus

GROW

  • Join The Jewish Federation of North America’s (JFNA) womens-only Heart to Heart Mission to Israel
  • Attend the International Lion of Judah Conference
  • Support the collaboration of JewishColumbus with our partner agencies
How we make an impact

Women philanthropists are the change-makers and community-shapers of the world. We are sisters and daughters, mothers and friends, compassionate and committed women at every stage of life and career.

Inspired and guided by our tradition of Tzedakah (righteousness/charity) and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), JewishColumbus’ Women’s Philanthropy is dedicated to the continuity, connectivity and thriving future of our Columbus Jewish community, Israel and the Jewish people around the world.

Women’s Philanthropy is about more than just the Annual Campaign. It’s about deeply knowing and understanding the breadth of issues facing our community and rolling up our sleeves to help. It’s about educating, inspiring and empowering women of all ages in our community. It’s about nurturing leadership and fostering a commitment to philanthropy. It’s about having an impact.

Our Programs

THE WELLNESS COMMITTEE
This newly formed committee will share information and develop programs that address the interests and concerns of our community, including social, emotional and physical wellness.

POWER OF WOMEN (POW)
This series targets women between the ages of 40-55 (generally), and aims to provide high-quality programming as a means to introduce women to the work of JewishColumbus and encourage deeper involvement and increased Annual Campaign commitments.

WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY COMMITTEE
The Women’s Philanthropy Committee meets quarterly to discuss new and impactful ways to engage our community. To learn more, please join us at a meeting (contact information below).

Committee Members

Women’s Philanthropy Co-Chairs – Jane Bodner and Emily Kandel

Wellness Committee Co-Chairs – Margot Kravitz, Rebecca Shocket, Caroline Cohn, Susan Steinman, Jennifer Wasserstrom

Power of Women Co-Chairs – Norah Goldman, Jennifer Macre, Rachel Arcus-Goldberg, Elizabeth Twombly, Margot Kravitz

Pomegranate Society Co-Chairs – Perri Levine, Susan Podell, Nicki Bloch

Lion of Judah Co-Chairs – Clemy Keidan, Shelly Igdaloff

Annual Campaign Giving Levels

Any gift to the Annual Campaign is greatly appreciated. Below are the giving thresholds for the Pomegranate Society & Lion of Judah (LOJ) Sisterhood:

Step up to Pomegranate Society 
Commit to making a Pomegranate Society level gift ($1,800+) to the annual campaign over a three year period. You begin receiving the benefits of being a pomegranate immediately upon your three year commitment.

$1800+
 gift welcomes you to the Pomegranate Society, a national donor recognition society for women. You will be invited to attend local Pomegranate Society events.

Step Up Lion of Judah Commit to making a Lion of Judah level gift ($5,000+) to the annual campaign over a three year period. You begin receiving the benefits of being a Lion of Judah immediately upon your three year commitment.

$5000+ gift welcomes you to the Lion of Judah Sisterhood. You will be invited to attend the Lion event, International Lion of Judah Conference, and all other Lion programming.

$10,000+ gift welcomes you to the Ruby Lion of Judah Sisterhood. You will be invited to the Lion event, International Lion of Judah Conference, exclusive Ruby Lion of Judah programming, and all other Lion programming.

>> Learn more about Lion of Judah

JOIN US

The Women’s Philanthropy Committee meets quarterly to discuss new and impactful ways to engage our community. To learn more, please join us at a meeting.

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Rachel Gleitman

Director, Women's Philanthropy

Join JewishColumbus’s Women’s Philanthropy Power of Women (POW) for an exclusive tour of “Hello, Gorgeous” an exhibition on Barbra Streisand at the Bernard Museum at Temple Emanu-El in New York. Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfv4CSXB6T4QQ_Dr42esIBRlm60LMuFYk5G3izaA99AjVCF0A/viewform Feel free to invite your adult daughters and friends to attend this exclusive event! Zoom information will be sent prior to the program. (more…)