The Lion of Judah is a symbol of today’s Jewish Woman’s strength, a symbol of her caring about the organized Jewish world and a symbol of her financial commitment of at least $5,000 Federation's Annual Campaign. More than 16,000 women world-wide are Lions of Judah. Created in 1972 in Miami the Lion of Judah 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
A Pomegranate is a woman who makes a personal commitment to the annual campaign of $1800 - $4,999. Introduced in 1981 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the beautiful and original sterling silver pin in the shape of a pomegranate was created for the Women’s Division. Each year, as additional minimum contributions are made, a ruby representing the red seed of the fruit is added to the pin.
The pomegranate is a fitting symbol. One of the seven fruits named in the Bible, the pomegranate is said to contain 613 seeds, one for each of the 613 mitzvot noted in the Torah. The pomegranate is a symbol of Jewish life and commitment. This symbol reminds us of the lives already rescued and renewed by the commitments we have made. But, even more, it reminds us of the work yet to be done – of the millions of Jews here and throughout the world who need our help to live in dignity and peace.
Pacesetters take lead roles and make things happen. They set the pace to keep up with the increasing demands of a unique, rapidly expanding community. They inspire others to become active, get involved, and make their own mark on society. Pacesetters care, they set an example – they leave a legacy. Pacesetters are women who make a generous contribution of $1,000 - $1,800.
Women are the ‘lifeline’ of our Jewish community. This division recognizes women who make a donation of $500 or more.
Every gift makes a difference. One gift to the Federation supports many different worthwhile agencies and programs. The Federation appreciates your donation of $18 or more
Women of Distinction
The annual Women of Distinction awards sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Pinellas & Pasco Counties, offers each local agency, organization, temple and synagogue the opportunity to select one woman to honor who embodies their mission through her leadership and/or volunteer commitment. There are so many women who give of their time and energy and expertise - in the forefront and behind the scenes - making a difference in both the present and future strength of our Jewish community!Join us as we salute the honorees. See below for an index of past Women of Distinction events.
This is the wrap-up event of Women’s campaign for women who contributed a minimum of $180 the Federation’s Annual Campaign featuring interesting, educational and sometimes funny speakers. Past events included wine tasting, a Golda Meir portrayal, and stand-up comedian Cory Kahaney. See belowfor an index of past Main Events. See below for a list of past Main Events.
Women's Philanthropy logo courtesy of Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts Pomegranate logo courtesy of Jewish Federation of Leihgh Valley