“The Pomegranate symbolizes bounty, sustenance and power, three attributes of women. My commitment to the Federation honors these qualities.”
“The seeds of the Pomegranate reminds us of the work yet to be done and of the millions of Jews here and throughout the world who need our help to live in dignity and peace.”
The Pomegranate Society is a national recognition society established in 1981 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to encourage and recognize women who support the Federation’s Annual Community Campaign. Its significance stems from Jewish tradition, the pomegranate has 613 seeds within each fruit, equal to the number of mitzvot (commandments) given to us by G-d. The pomegranate is one of the oldest symbols found in Jewish art and ritual. This symbol reminds us of the lives already rescued and renewed by the commitments we have made.
Each of these women makes an annual donation of $1,800, in her own name, to our Annual Campaign. Currently, the Houston Pomegranate Society boasts a roster nearly 180 women.
Society members may purchase the Pomegranate pin at an additional cost.