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Women's Philanthropy

About Women's Philanthropy

The Women’s Philanthropy Council at the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati is the center of Jewish women’s philanthropy in Cincinnati. Together with other women who share your passion for Jewish values and community, you can express your commitment to philanthropy -- as a donor, volunteer, and community leader. 

From new mothers to grandmothers, from lawyers to bankers to advertising execs, there is a place at for you to get involved and make a difference. We invite you to join us.  For more information, contact Lindsey Wade, Director, Women's Philanthropy & Young Adult Division, at 513.985.1522 or email For more about the role of Women's Leadership, click here.
From Cincinnati to New Orleans: Keep up your commitment to Give

Have a local impact and finish the year joining many of the over 16,000 women that GIVE by playing an essential role in creating social justice, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, preserving human dignity
and building Jewish identity.


International Lion of Judah Conference
"The Lion of Judah Conference is really a unique experience.  Physically, it places you in an environment that makes it impossible not to be recharged and connected.  But more than that, it reminds you how important you are in the Lion of Judah network  and how many of us there are in the world.  There is so much to learn about Women's Philanthropy and this is a wonderful way to be part of the process."   
       - Anita Schneider, Cincinnati Lion of Judah & 2006 LOJ Conference Attendee

Women's Philanthropy: Transforming Lives of People in Need

Lion of Judah Society

The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati’s Lion of Judah Society, co-chaired by Susan Brenner, Amy Diamond and Elinor Ziv, was established to provide women an opportunity to increase their community impact with a collective voice and engage with their peers. The Society is comprised of women- “Lions”- who make leadership gifts to the Federation’s annual community campaign (a minimum of $5,000).  To date, Cincinnati’s 125 Lions (10 new Lions were welcomed this year) collectively contribute more than $1.5 million annually to our community.

Lions receive local, national, and international recognition.  They can be identified by the beautiful Lion of Judah pin they are invited to wear as a sign of their commitment. For more information, please contact Lindsey Wade at 513.985.1522 or email

Lion of Judah Endowment Fund

The Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) allows you to help secure a strong and vibrant Jewish community for your children and grandchildren to enjoy. Women's Philanthropy

Family Philanthropy 101

A donor-advised fund is one of the best ways to you involve your children and grandchildren in philanthropy. Seth Kaplowitz is doing just that. Philanthropy 101 for Your Children and Grandchildren

Leading by Example:
Susan Brenner to Receive National Award for Outstanding Community Service 
Brenner to be honored at ceremonies in New Orleans during Lion of Judah Conference

When friends and volunteers in Cincinnati’s Jewish community learned that Susan Brenner had been chosen as Cincinnati’s recipient of the national 2010 Women’s Philanthropy Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award from  the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), few seemed surprised. More

Social Action Programs

My Family
On Call

My Family On Call is a new program created to help connect Jewish families away from home with a supportive community here in Cincinnati. The program reaches out to our community members from other cities during what is an extremely emotional and frightening chapter in their lives. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Lindsey Wade at 513.985.1522 or email

Learn more about My Family On Call