Be Part of a Movement to Make Your Mark on our Jewish Community

Women’s Philanthropy is for any community member who identifies as a woman and wants to make a difference in our local and global Jewish community. We are change-makers, caregivers, professionals, stay-at-home moms and empty nesters, mothers and daughters, volunteers.

Why Get Involved with Women’s Philanthropy?

Women make up roughly half of the general population, and locally we raise almost 50 percent of the philanthropic dollars to our Jewish Federation. What kind of a difference do you want to make?

Getting involved with Women’s Philanthropy will allow you to participate in activities designed specifically for you as women in the 21st century, no matter your stage of life. Joined by shared values, we will focus on philanthropy, volunteerism, events and travel experiences that will unite us on our common journey toward a better future.


To learn more, contact Rachel Berg, Vice President, Women’s Philanthropy, at 561.242.6612 or rachel.berg@jewishpalmbeach.org.

The Power of Your Donation | How Do You Want to be Remembered? | Our Social Action Initiative | Meet Your Women’s Philanthropy Leadership

The Power of Your Donation

There are so many reasons to consider making a philanthropic commitment of any amount as a woman in your own name. Doing so provides you with your own identity as an investor in our Jewish community. It allows you to stand up and say, “Hineni,” I am here. And it shows your family that you care.

Click here to learn how you can make your voice heard through Women’s Philanthropy.


How Do You Want to be Remembered?

Lions of Judah are women who make individual gifts of $6,000 or more to Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign. With a minimum gift of $120,000, you can perpetuate your gift and create a Lion of Judah Endowment Fund in your name. The annual spendable portion of the Lion of Judah Endowment Fund is used each year to make a grant to Federation’s Annual Campaign in your name FOREVER.

Did you know that you don’t have to be a Lion of Judah to make a profound difference on our community long into the future?
For more information, please contact Elaine Aronoff, Director Operations, Jewish Community Foundation, at 561.242.6661 or elaine.aronoff@jewishpalmbeach.org.

Click on the photo above to read the inspiring story of Isabel Berg, a Lion of Judah who took an enormous step in solidifying her legacy.

Our Social Action Initiative with Dignity Grows

Women’s Philanthropy, in partnership with Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center, is proud to launch a partnership with nonprofit Dignity Grows in our community this year. This amazing organization empowers women and girls by providing menstrual and hygiene supplies to those who need it most.

We will gather as a community on December 5, 2021, as part of 8 Days, 8 Ways of Giving Back, and again on April 3, 2022, for Good Deeds Day. During these “packing parties,” we will learn about the work done by our recipient organization and pack hundreds of tote bags to truly make a difference in the lives of struggling women and girls.

Women’s Philanthropy also will offer packing parties in various residential communities.

For more information on Dignity Grows, how to get involved and how to support this outstanding project, please contact Ilana Fisch, Development Officer, at 561.242.6658 or ilana.fisch@jewishpalmbeach.org.

Our social action initiative with Dignity Grows is just one way to make an impact in your Jewish community. Please visit jewishpb.org/upcoming to see other opportunities to get involved.


Meet Your Women’s Philanthropy Leadership

Executive Committee

Sydelle Sonkin
Board Chair

Ronda Starr
Campaign Chair

Nancy Beren, Campaign Chair-Elect
Cindy Schlossberg, Immediate Past Board Chair
Hope Silverman, Federation Board Chair & Member at Large
Sheryl Davidoff, Vice Chair, Legacy & Endowments
Sara Balas Densen, Vice Chair, Engagement
Diane Herzog, Vice Chair, Social Action
Nina Botel, Member at Large
Vivian Lieberman, Member at Large
Karen List, Member at Large
Beth Wayne, Member at Large

Board of Directors

Renee Bearak
Jillian Benson
Connie Berg
Helen Bix
Sandra Bornstein
Bruchy Cheplowitz
Bonnie Clement
Ann Cope
Deedee Daumit
Tootsie Eisenberg
Judith Ezrol
Lisa Zwig Gerstein
Stephanie Gitlin
Judith Gordon

Penny Greenberger
Barbara Jackier
Sandra Kant
Francine Katz
Roberta Kozloff
Jodi Kurtis
Patti Lehnhoff
Maxine Marks
Penny Miller
Barbara Mines
Susan Panitch
Gale Salz
Suzan Sankel
Emily Schachtel
Lisa Seymour
Marlene Silver
Lainey Simonson
Lauren Sobel
Anne Stanfield
Helene Weingarten
Carolyn Yasuna


Have we piqued your interest? Want to know more or talk to someone about how you can get make your own impact with Women’s Philanthropy?

Contact Rachel Berg, Vice President, Women’s Philanthropy, at 561.242.6612 or rachel.berg@jewishpalmbeach.org, or fill out the form below and she will reach out to you.