Who We Are

Our Federation’s women’s philanthropy groups engage Jewish women in the fulfilling work of making the world a better place. Across all communities, we are building and supporting Jewish life for today and future generations.


Women philanthropists have always been the changers and shapers of the community, and the world. We are all united as sisters, daughters, mothers, and friends. We are compassionate and committed women at every stage of life and career. Please join us!



There are three National Recognition levels for our Women’s Philanthropy Campaign:


Women Taking Action

There are many ways to practice tzedakah, righteous acts of giving. Below are the three national Federation recognition societies for women who make a gift to the Annual Campaign in their own name.


Through our donations and hands-on community service, we fight domestic violence, improve women’s health , educate about nutrition, provide shelter to vulnerable children, protect at-risk seniors and beyond. We support Israel with our dollars and our presence. Federation inspires and empowers women to become leaders and decision-makers. Our collective philanthropy enriches our own lives while also improving the lives of others.



The Pearl Society

The Pearl Society level of giving recognizes women who make a commitment of at least $180 in their own name to Women’s Philanthropy Campaign. It was started in Hartford and has now become a national model for Federations across the country.

The Pomegranate Society

The Pomegranate Society recognizes women who make a commitment of at least $1,800 in their own name to Women’s Philanthropy Campaign. One of the seven fruits named in the Bible, the pomegranate is said to contain 613 seeds, one for each of the mitzvot, or commandments, found in the Torah.



Lion of Judah

Lion of Judah recognizes women who make a commitment of at least $5,000 in their own name each year to the Women’s Philanthropy Campaign. Lions attend exclusive events such as the annual Lion of Judah Luncheon and the International Lion of Judah Conference. The stunning Lion of Judah pin represents sisterhood and connectedness, leadership and power.



More details to follow such as plans for a special Women’s Philanthropy event open to all Pearl Society members as well as Pomegranate and Lion of Judah members!




Women's Philanthropy

Your contribution to our annual campaign allows us to provide services to those who need our help here in Western and Northwestern Connecticut, in Israel and in Jewish communities throughout the world.