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Women's Philanthropy


Women's Philanthropy is an embracing arm of the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor. We create programs for women as a way to outreach, engage, network, educate, fundraise and build Jewish community.


It inspires women to devote their time and financial resources to the needs of Jews locally, globally and in Israel.


For over 50 years, Ann Arbor Jewish women have worked together to preserve and enrich our community's Jewish culture and heritage


We celebrate our traditions, explore our history and educate our community. 


Our myriad efforts have a profound impact on the future of the Jewish community not only here in Ann Arbor, but in Israel and around the globe.


We invite you to join us in an environment where every Jewish woman can enrich and strengthen her identity as a woman and a Jew and help make a difference in our world.


At a time when apathy and assimilation threaten us, we invite you to join the thousands of Jewish women who are leading by example.


Joyce Gerber & Sara Wohl, Co-Chairs



Sharyn Gallatin, Financial Resource Development Director

Direct: 734.773.3533 

Main: ​734.677.0100 ext 228


    By contributing a minimum annual gift of $5,000, or an endowment of $100,000.


    For women who contribute an individual minimum gift of $1,800.

Join more than 16,000 women in the fastest growing philanthropic arm in Federation history.



You embody strength and courage and are a role model for others and will have:

  • Membership in the National Women's Philanthropy Honor Society.
  • Eligibility to purchase a beautiful 14 karat gold, diamond-inset Lion of Judah pin, which members wear proudly.
  • Eligibility to attend the bi-annual International Lion of Judah Conference. Previous conferences have been held in Washington, Israel and New Orleans.
  • Eligibility to attend all Lion of Judah events.




Carol Amster, LOJE
Harlene Appelman, LOJE
Judy Cohen, LOJE
Susan Coran
Galit Dunietz
Susan Fisher, LOJE
Eileen Freed
Rita Gelman
Rachel Glick
Carolyn Lichter, LOJE
Joan Lowenstein, LOJE
Stacy Markel
Hillary Murt, LOJE
Marylen Oberman
Prue Rosenthal
Mary Schuman
Monica Starkman
Elise Weisbach
Sara Wohl
Nancy Zimmerman



One of the seven fruits named in the Bible, the rimon (pomegranate) is said to contain 613 seeds, one for each of the mitzvot (commandments) found in the Torah. This ancient symbol was carved in the entranceways of the earliest synagogues, woven into fabrics and hammered into silver and gold. The intricate covers for the handles of the Torah scrolls are called rimonim (pomegranates).



Each woman making an $1,800 annual commitment may purchase the beautiful sterling silver pin. By wearing this symbol, we are reminded of the Jewish lives we have improved, rescued and renewed. But, even more, it reminds us of the work that is yet to be done.


Patrice Aaron
Sue Adler
Stefanie Aronow
Levana Aronson
Felicia Becker
Pat Binder
Joan Binkow
Babette Levy Daskin
Judith Elkin
Alice Fishman
Sharyn Gallatin
Joyce Gerber
Muriel Gluckman
Karla Goldman
 Nancy Goldstein
Radmira Greenstein
Hillary Handwerger
Carol Hoffer
Linda Korobkin
Syma Kroll
Judy Marans
Fran Martin
Susan Rebner
Harriet Selin
Carey Wexler-Sherman
Roberta Tankanow
Eva Taylor