We are the change-makers in our community.

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’s Women’s Philanthropy is dedicated to the continuity, connectivity and thriving future of our Columbus Jewish community, Israel and the Jewish people.

Women’s Philanthropy is about more than just the Annual Campaign. It’s about knowing and understanding deeply 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.

Through our donations and our hands-on community service, we fight domestic violence, improve women’s health and nutrition, provide shelter to vulnerable children, protect at-risk seniors and so much more.

  • During the COVID crisis, we’ve helped meet increased needs in our communities.
  • We support Israel with our dollars and our presence.
  • JewishColumbus inspires and empowers women to become leaders and decisionmakers. Our collective philanthropy enriches our own lives while improving the lives of others.


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

$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. (Create new link to Pomegranate Society Page) 

$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. Click here to read more on Lion of Judah 


Alyssa Russell

Senior Development Director

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