Women's Philanthropy

Every woman matters here
 

Looking to connect? Do you want to make the world a better place? Do you feel the need to serve or give back?
 

You've come to the right place!
 

You might be a leader in your community, school, or business; or you might be new to Jewish Cincinnati. Whether you know exactly how you want to be involved or are not quite sure how to begin, you are welcome here.
 

In whatever way you are inspired to support our community—from hands-on volunteering and committee work to leadership positions—we want you to join us. Women’s Philanthropy programs and events are opportunities for all the women in our community, regardless of giving level, to come together and strengthen our community.
 

I would love to hear YOUR Jewish story. Call me today to hear more about how you can make a difference!
 

Jennifer Zelkind, Director of Women’s Philanthropy

We welcome your involvement in any of our programs. Come join us and meet like-minded women who make a difference in our community. Let me know which programs you are interested in joining!

  • Adopt a Class

    Visit a first grade class at an economically challenged school for one hour each month to help expose them to a breadth of experiences that get them thinking about going to college and choosing a career —all while having a lot of fun!

  • Mini Mitzvahs

    March means Purim. Bring your new or gently used costumes to The Big Event: Laughter & Legacy or to Super Sunday. Join us before or after your Super Sunday shift to help sort the costumes for families in need. More mini mitzvah projects to come.

  • Thanksgiving Mitzvah

    Help prepare and package Thanksgiving Holiday food packages for those in need. Sign up to bring an item—green beans, boxed stuffing, baked goods, or paper goods—then assemble the mitzvah bags while enjoying time together.

  • Mom & Kids Birthday Wish Mitzvah

    What could mean more to a child than helping another child celebrate a birthday? Bring a little one (or two) and show them how good it feels to give to others by purchasing and packing items to create birthday party packages for those in need.

  • Yoga in the Sukkah

    Practice yoga under the stars with women of all ages and abilities led by one of our own yogis! Stay to nosh on fruit, juices, and smoothies in a private local sukkah.

Suzi Brant & Judi Roth, Women’s Philanthropy Chairs
Patti Heldman, Women’s Philanthropy Vice Chair
Jennifer Zelkind, Women’s Philanthropy Director

  • LION OF JUDAH

    The Lion of Judah 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 to the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign.

Jennifer Zelkind
Women's Philanthropy Director
513-985-1527
jzelkind@jfedcin.org

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