Programs & Resources

About our Giving Societies

The amazing generosity of our donors is what supports the life-changing work of The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston each day. To express our gratitude, we invite these individuals, couples, and families to come together throughout the year to enjoy a variety of events and experiences. Each one is an opportunity to connect with like-minded donors, be inspired by top speakers, and learn about the ways they make a major impact in improving Jewish life here in Houston, in Israel and around the globe. Membership in the societies below also offer an opportunity to be recognized in our new annual donor honor roll. For more information about any of the giving societies below, please email Ari Rosen, or call 713-729-7000.

Queen Esther’s Court – $250,000+

Queen Esther’s Court members set inspiring standards in philanthropic giving and share a passionate concern for issues that affect the worldwide Jewish community. Members are invited to participate in an exclusive mission every other year along with other donors giving at the $250,000 giving level from around the world.

Prime Minister’s Council – $100,000 - $249,999

The Prime Ministers Council convenes Federation’s leading donors who contribute $100,000 or more to the Annual Campaign. As a member, you’ll come together for fellowship at exclusive events and enjoy specially curated opportunities to learn about the work your remarkable generosity makes possible. Members can also attend King David and Hineni Society events.

Hineni Society – $50,000 - $99,999

Recognizes households who make a gift of $50,000 or more to the Annual Campaign. Members can also attend King David Society events.

Hillel Society – $36,000 - $49,999

Recognizes households who make a gift of $36,000 or more to the Annual Campaign. Members can also attend King David Society events.

King David Society – $25,000 - $35,999

The King David Society is a national network of community leaders who contribute $25,000 or more to the Federation’s Annual Campaign. They share a passionate concern for issues that affect the worldwide Jewish community and set inspiring standards in philanthropic giving. King David Society missions travel to unique destinations to get firsthand experience of Jewish life in a variety of communities.

Chai Society – $18,000 - $24,999

Recognizes households who make a gift of $36,000 or more to the Annual Campaign. Members can also attend Devorah Society events.

Devorah Society – $10,000 - $17,999

A community of philanthropists who contribute $10,000 or more per household to the Jewish Federation’s annual campaign. Devorah Society members are invited to exclusive local events and national gatherings.

National Young Leadership Cabinet – $5,000+

National Young Leadership Cabinet is Jewish Federations’ elite leadership-training program for people ages 30-45. It includes individuals seeking to enrich their lives and the Jewish community by becoming leaders within a global philanthropic movement. Learn more here.

Lion of Judah Society – $5,000 - $9,999

Lion of Judah Society members are the most dynamic philanthropic Jewish women in the world. They are strong women of all ages, an international sisterhood of thousands of global activists who care deeply about the Jewish future. Each woman makes a gift of $5,000+ to the Annual Campaign. Learn more here.

Maccabee Society – $5,000 - $9,999

The Maccabee Society offers a unique opportunity for men to demonstrate their deep commitment to our local and global Jewish community. This level recognizes men who make a gift of $5,000+ to the Annual Campaign.

Pomegranate Society – $1,800 - $4,999

The Pomegranate Society recognizes and connects women who are enhancing Jewish life worldwide by giving generously. The pomegranate is said to contain 613 seeds – one for each of the mitzvot, or commandments, found in the Torah. Each woman makes a gift of $1,800+ to the Annual Campaign. Learn more here.

Commercial Real Estate Society – $1,000+

Recognizes those in the Commercial Real Estate profession for their leadership and philanthropy in the community ($1,000+). Learn more here.

Ben Gurion Society – $1,000 - $4,999

The Ben Gurion Society is a national network of young adults, ages 25 to 45, who make a contribution of $1,000 or more to their local Jewish Federation as a sign of their commitment to leadership in their community. Learn more here.