Women's Philanthropy is a creative force for connecting Jewish women through outreach events and community education programs. Through our work on behalf of the UJA Federation Campaign, women take a leading role in raising funds to meet the needs of Jews locally, in Israel, and around the world. We currently raise well over $1 million annually from committed women in Rochester's Jewish community!
Join us by learning more about Women's Philanthropy, attending an upcoming women's event (see "A Purse of Your Own" below), or giving to our Campaign. Download a brochure to learn about how Federations Do a World of Good every day.
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Want to connect with someone to learn more about Women's Philanthropy? Contact Randy Morgenstern, 461-0490, ext. 8658 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lorraine P. Wolch is president of Women's Philanthropy. Women's Financial Resource Development Co-chairs are Roberta Feldman and Wendy Howitt. Lisa Pelta and Blanche Fenster are co-chairs of the Lion of Judah giving society.
Learn more about what the Campaign supports in Rochester.
Who We Are
We are women aged 20 to 120 who are partners in tikkun olam, repair of the world. We gather together to respond to the needs of our community, both locally and abroad, through fundraising, volunteerism and education.
Women's Philanthropy is representative and inclusive.
Women's Philanthropy is YOU.
Why a Woman's Gift?
"As we have benefited from the dedication of previous generations,” noted Lorraine Wolch, Women’s Philanthropy President, “we understand the importance of supporting our community today by personally making a gift, in whatever amount we can, to the annual campaign. I know that together, we will continue to go from strength to strength.”
Women's Philanthrophy and the Lion of Judah
Watch out - there are 89 Lions at large in the community! These Lions are of the philanthropic variety, and this powerful pride packs quite a punch. Lions of Judah, women who give $5,000 or more to the annual UJA Federation Campaign, are represented in very high numbers here for a community of our size.
Rochester’s Lions of Judah quietly donate about two thirds of the total Women’s Campaign.
You may have seen the distinctive Lion of Judah pin on the lapel of some of our local “pride.” Of the total Rochester group, we are fortunate to have one Zahav Lion ($50,000 or more) whose pin has a canary diamond; five Emerald Lions ($25,000 or more); two Sapphire Lions ($18,000 or more); and 26 Ruby Lions ($10,000 or more).
Lions take their commitment to the Campaign seriously and many opt to endow their gifts to perpetuate the important work supported by the Campaign into the future. Forty Rochester Lions have taken the step to create a Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) to date. This way they can be assured that they have established a legacy of caring and support for the Jewish community in perpetuity. Lions also take on volunteer projects benefiting the general community.
The Federation is deeply grateful to our Lions of Judah, and to all of Women’s Philanthropy, for their exemplary commitment to Jewish peoplehood worldwide.
Want to learn more about our Lion of Judah program? There’s always room for more in this pride! Just give Randy Morgenstern a call, 461-0490, ext. 8658.
Learn more about living generously through the UJA Federation Campaign.
View the Federation's 2012 Annual Report.
Contact Randy, at email@example.com if you are interested in learning more about Women's Philanthropy at any and all giving levels!