Programs & Resources

Meet our Director of Women's Philanthropy

Julie Roberts

We are so excited to welcome Julie Roberts as our Director of Women’s Philanthropy! She brings more than two decades of client and program development experience to the role. Roberts has worked on women’s initiatives at large international law firms, planned and executed women’s retreats in the luxury fitness sector, and is a certified career coach for high-achieving women. In her new role, Roberts will reinvigorate our women’s programming including the Lion of Judah and Pomegranate societies, and she will spearhead Collage, our Women’s Philanthropy Signature Event.

Women's Philanthropy

Women’s Philanthropy began as a way for women to make a difference in the community. This division has grown to be the backbone of the Federation’s Annual Campaign and its impact in the community.

Women’s Philanthropy is a strong network of women in every stage of life and career. We care deeply about our Jewish community and do all we can to strengthen our community—now and for the future. Together, we learn about the diverse needs of our community, locally and across the globe, how different organizations meet those needs, and how we can make a positive impact.

For more information about Women’s Philanthropy, or to join one of these societies, contact Julie Roberts.

Giving Societies

Lion of Judah

The Lion of Judah Society recognizes the commitment set forth by a cadre of activists. These women knew that to shape the future, they would have to contribute accordingly. What began with 16 women now extends to more than 17,500 women throughout North America.

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The Pomegranate society recognizes women who support the Federation’s Annual Community Campaign in a significant way. It stems from Jewish tradition where the pomegranate with 613 seeds in each fruit is also equal to the number of mitzvot (commandments) given to us by G-d.

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The Pearl Society began in 2015 and recognizes women who give from the heart and feel a connection to Jewish life through events and philanthropy. Pearl Society members show their commitment to the Federation with an annual donation of at least $500 to our Annual Campaign.

Upcoming Events
Save the Date
  • June 30 | Lion of Judah Society Morning Mitzvah
  • January 12-14 | International Lion of Judah Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

Contact Julie Roberts at for more information.

JFNA Book Club

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Did you know that there is a virtual National Women’s Philanthropy’s Book and Author Series? It is sponsored by JFNA/ Jewish Book Council’s Virtually Limitless Our Share Shelf program. Questions? Email