Celebrating Women's Philanthropy at the Lion of Judah Luncheon

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As we overlooked a crystal clear Bay and spectacular view, more than 90 of us (Lion of Judah and Pomegranates) from throughout the Bay Area gathered at the Saint Francis Yacht Club on October 24 to kick off the Lion of Judah 2013 Campaign with a meal and inspirational stories. The spirit of tzedakah made the room radiate with palpable, synergistic energy, and we raised over $266,000 for the Federation's local and global community projects! A highlight of the day was a lively keynote interview with Dr. Tricia Hellman Gibbs, led by Rabbi Sydney Mintz. In the conversation, Dr. Gibbs explained how her connection to her Jewish roots has impacted her personal community involvement and philanthropy. 

Special thanks to our Federation leaders, CEO Jennifer Gorovitz, President Nancy Grand, Women's Philanthropy President Carol Weitz, and Pomegranate Chair Vanessa Friedman, who helped bring this event to life and joined me in sharing personal family stories, reiterating how our involvement in the Jewish community today is motivated by the generations before us. Adean Golub, Lion of Judah Endowment Co-Chair, shared her path to endowing her annual gift with us, and nicely summed up the Luncheon theme with a great quote from Muriel Ruckeyser, "My lifetime listens to yours." This campaign kick-off event was a true testament to the power of community - the power of women specifically - to create change in the world.


November 08, 2012


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