In Louisville, as in many communities across North America, passionate Jewish women step up as leaders. They want
• to ensure that there is a Jewish community for their children;
• to engage in doing mitzvot and working for tikkun olam, the repair of the world; and
• to encourage other women who share their values to support women’s philanthropy by making meaningful contributions to the annual Federation Campaign.
Jane Goldstein, Dale Hyman, Carolyn Neustadt and Denise Schiller organized a meeting for their fellow Lions of Judah on May 20 at 211 Clover Lane to consider the role of their division in the Annual Federation Campaign and how they can encourage more women to share their commitment to the Jewish community. Members of the Lion of Judah Division make annual gifts to the Campaign of at least $5,000.
Fellow Lions Karen Abrams, Nancy Abrams, Shellie Branson, Debbie Friedman, Barbara Goldberg, Linda Goldberg, Toni Goldman, Janet Hodes, Cheryl Karp and Amy Trager answered their call. They were joined by Federation Development Director Tzivia Levin Kalmes and JCL Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer Sara Wagner.
They discussed new ways to engage women in Jewish philanthropy and ideas for meaningful women’s events in the community. Among the ideas they are considering are service projects and educational programs that will strengthen the Jewish community through tzedakah, volunteerism and events that will bring Jewish women together.