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Learn more about Women's Philanthropy Women's campaigns have assumed an increasingly significant role in raising funds for the Federation's Annual Campaign. Watch women talk about their experiences. To learn more, watch the video. (RealPlayer required)

Why a Woman's Gift?

Women's giving is fiscal evidence of the influence women exert as full partners and decision-makers in the family, the community and the nation.

Women can be an agent for change: U.S. government leaders take into account the number of givers when they measure support for local communities and Israel.

Women have an obligation to practice the mitzvah of giving tzedakah in their own right.

Money is the influence; the more women show charitable support in their own name, the greater their credibility and power as leaders and policy makers. Read more>>

Women's Philanthropy

A fundraising arm of the Jewish Federation, Women's Division strives to connect and engage Jewish women in order to educate them about the work of Federation's annual campaign and our partner agencies in Jacksonville and around the world. Read more >>

Who We Are

Women's Division is a sisterhood for women of all ages, backgrounds, interests, lifestyles and income levels. Working together as partners, women can achieve much more than any one can do alone. We are:

•   Bringing people together
•   Shaping the future
•   Strengthening Jewish life
•   Caring for the vulnerable

The Women's Division is YOU!                                   



        Women's Giving

Lion of Judah

The Lion of Judah is perhaps the most successful development vehicle of all time and 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 (in some communities, this threshold annual commitment is somewhat higher) to the JFNA Annual Campaign. Almost 17,000 women worldwide are Lions of Judah. Created in 1972 in Miami by Norma Kipnis-Wilson and Toby Friedland (z”l), the Lion of Judah program has brought together women of all ages and from many walks of life to play an essential role in creating social justice, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, preserving human dignity and building Jewish identity.

Click here for more information about the Lion of Judah pin and giving levels.


Lion of Judah Endowment

The Lion of Judah Endowment is an endowment component of the Lion of Judah Major Gifts program. A LOJE is created by establishing a minimum fund of $100,000 or more in the donor’s name, ensuring the perpetuation of a donor’s Lion of Judah level Annual Campaign gift. A LOJE is a permanent restricted fund, a component of the national PACE, or Perpetual Annual Campaign Endowment program, of The Jewish Federations of North America.

The Lion of Judah Endowment is a powerful statement of a donor’s commitment to tzedakah, providing a legacy for herself, her family and her community. Establishing a LOJE allows women the opportunity to take the extra step to endow her gift in perpetuity. A LOJE may also choose to enhance her Lion of Judah pin by adding a flame, known in Hebrew as orl’atid, to recognize this commitment.

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Click here to learn more about leaving a legacy.

Click here to view the LOJE List.

Create A Jewish Legacy

As my father planted for me so will I plant for my children...Talmud

Remember the Jewish Federation of Jacksonville and the Jewish community in your will and estate plans.

To find out more about how to create your Jewish legacy contact our community partner, the Jewish Community Foundation of Northeast Florida.