Annual Campaign

The Campaign for Jewish Needs is the annual fundraising Campaign that ensures our community’s vitality and vibrancy in the year ahead.  Whether we are feeding the hungry, comforting the sick, caring for the elderly, educating our youth, ensuring a Jewish future, or supporting Israel, our Jewish community stands together. And, together, we can make the world a better place.

We provide essential, unrestricted dollars for the organizations that provide amazing services to our community and to those in need around the world. We raise money and use a volunteer-driven, transparent process to distribute it to the local, national, and global programs that need it most. The Jewish Federation of Louisville is a 501(c)(3) organization, charity number 61-0444765.


Annual Campaign Cabinet:

Jerry Abramson, Co-Chair
Madeline Abramson, Co-Chair
Lee Benovitz
Shannon Benovitz, YAD Chair
Councilman Brandon Coan
Jon Fleischaker
Jane Goldstein
Dr. Ralph Green
Craig Greenberg
Dr. Mark Hammond
Sandra Hammond
Dennis Hummel
Scott Koloms
Ariel Kronenberg, Co-Chair
Faina Kronenberg, Co-Chair
Kate Latts
David Leibson
Stephen Linker
Robin Miller, Lion Chair
Dr. Mark Perelmuter
Susan Rudy, Pomegranate Chair
Jon Salomon
Maury Tasman
Leon Wahba
Dr. Jeffrey Weiss

Federation Campaign Giving Levels

King David Society members contribute a minimum of $25,000 each year.
Major Donors contribute a minimum of $5,000 each year.
Lion of Judah members are women who contribute a minimum of $5,000 each year.
Pomegranate members are women who contribute a minimum of $1,800 each year.
Ben Gurion Society members are young adults (age 45 and under) who contribute a minimum of $1,000 each year.
YAD (Young Adult Division) members are donors under the age of 45.