Two Opportunities to Get Involved in Women’s Philanthropy

The Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has two upcoming opportunities for women to further invest in Jewish life and themselves.

Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia brings together a diverse group of Jewish women who are connected by their commitment to making a gift in their own name to the Jewish Federation. Through everything from mitzvah activities, speaker series and young mothers’ events to leadership development, missions and fundraising events, Women’s Philanthropy offers something for virtually every woman, of every age, looking to make a difference in the local and global Jewish community. Here are two upcoming opportunities for women to further invest in Jewish life and themselves.
Women Rock Out to Philanthropy
There are at least 1,000 reasons to give to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. On the evening of Thursday, March 17, the Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy will celebrate at the Pomegranate Event those women in our community who understand the impact of giving at least $1,000 to help the most vulnerable.
This just may be the most talked about event on the Women’s Philanthropy calendar: it will feature a performance and personal reflections by Bulletproof Stockings, a self-proclaimed “Chasidic alt rock girl band,” based in Brooklyn, N.Y., in only their second performance in the Philadelphia area. Bulletproof Stockings combines indie rock with pop, blues and funk. Their music has been compared to Adele, Fiona Apple and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, but with one distinction: Bulletproof Stockings incorporates their faith into every song and every performance, adhering to the rabbinic prohibition of kol isha, admitting women only to their live shows. The band has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast, and is fast becoming a media and audience sensation.
“This year we are celebrating the power of our collective giving, honoring our generous Pomegranate donors with an evening that will be incredibly fun and powerful at the same time,” said Holly Nelson, Women’s Philanthropy President.
Event Chairs Esther Kaplin and Rachel Steinberg are working to create an evening that demonstrates to each donor the importance of the dollars raised. From feeding the hungry to serving the elderly; providing meaningful Jewish experiences for children and young adults, including camping and Birthright Israel trips; and literally saving lives in Philadelphia, Israel and around the world – each dollar donated to the Jewish Federation has great impact. Pomegranate donors who attend this event will both celebrate and be celebrated for their generosity.
Event sponsor Barbara Ellick Designs jewelry boutique, at 705 Montgomery Avenue in Narberth, is donating 20 percent of in-store purchases made between Feb. 29 and March 11 to the Jewish Federation’s 2016 Campaign, for all who mention the Jewish Federation at the time of purchase. The event is also sponsored by the Sweet Trading Company in Narberth; visit them at
Delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served by Six Points Kosher Events. To register for the Pomegranate Event, and for more details, visit or contact Marni Davis, Director of Women’s Philanthropy at 215.832.0859 or [email protected].
Women’s Philanthropy Seeks Board Nominations
Susan Schwartz, Chair of the Nominating Committee of Women’s Philanthropy, is seeking nominations from community members for the 2016-2017 Women’s Philanthropy Board.
According to the Women’s Philanthropy bylaws, nominations should be based on the following criteria:
  • Leadership experience
  • An ability to work well with others
  • Recommendations
  • Affiliation with the Jewish Federation’s community partners and/or other communal organizations
  • Support of the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Fund
Nominations of women who meet these criteria may be submitted by email to Marni Davis, Director of Women’s Philanthropy, at [email protected].
Please submit your recommendations now through Friday, Feb. 26.



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