Inspired and guided by our tradition of tzedakah (righteousness/charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), the Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Community Federations of Richmond is dedicated to the continuity, connectivity and thriving future of our community, Israel and the Jewish people.


We believe that the future well-being of the global Jewish community is inextricably linked to the power of women's philanthropy, the fastest growing phenomenon in fundraising today. 



Women's philanthropy taps into the largest resource of charitable power - the ability to actually improve the world around us - through our acts of tzedakah and chesed.

Women's Philanthropy is dedicated to ensuring that women who assume positions of responsibility in their communities have the knowledge and confidence to lead, are appropriately trained and have been given the tools to hone their individual abilities and maximize their potential for success. Women's Philanthropy exists to serve the goals and mission of our federation system, its communities and network, and to strengthen the influence of women donors as philanthropists and decision-makers.


Women's Philanthropy Giving Levels

The Lion of Judah Society is a giving level that honors all women who make an annual gift of $5,000 or more in her own name. Members of this international society wear a Lion of Judah pin, which is a symbol of sisterhood, shared values, connectedness, leadership, and power.


The Pomegranate Society is a giving level that honors all women who make a personal gift of $1,800 or more. Pomegranate society members proudly wear a sterling silver pomegranate pin, a traditional symbol of women, to declare their commitment to the preservation and growth of the Jewish community around the world.


Introducing: The Pearl Society is a giving level that honors women under the age of 45, who make a minimum commitment of $180 a year to Richmond's annual Jewish Federation Campaign. 


For details about the JCFR Women’s Division, contact Alissa Aronovici at aaronovici@jewishrichmond.org  or (804) 545-8621.