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, Vice President, William A. Meyer 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 continue our partnership with nonprofit Dignity Grows in our community. This amazing organization empowers women and girls by providing menstrual and hygiene supplies to those who need it most.



Meet Your Women’s Philanthropy Leadership

Executive Committee

Ronda Starr
Board Chair


Vivian Lieberman
Campaign Chair


Nancy Beren, Legacy Vice Chair
Diane Herzog, Engagement Vice Chair
Patti Lehrhoff, Social Action Vice Chair
Sydelle Sonkin, Immediate Past Board Chair
Susan Shulman Pertnoy, Federation Board Chair
Hope Silverman, Immediate Past Federation Board Chair
Sandra Bornstein, Member-at-Large
Nina Botel, Member-at-Large
Sara Balas Densen, Member-at-Large
Cindy Schlossberg, Member-at-Large

Women’s Philanthropy Board

Renee Bearak
Jillian Benson
Connie Berg
Isabel Berg
Ellen Brounstein
Marilyn Comiter
Pam Comiter
Deedee Daumit
Sheryl Davidoff
Judy Ezrol
Lisa Zwig Gerstein
Stephanie Gitlin
Barbara Goodman
Judy Gordon
Helaine Gould
Penny Greenberger
Mimi Heyman
Barbara Jackier
Judy Javer
Francine Katz
Roberta Kozloff
Jodi Kurtis
Caryl Levine
Karen List
Anita Naftaly
Sue Panitch
Dayle Rakowsky
Emily Schachtel
Marlene Silver
Lainey Simonson
Lauren Sobel
Anne Stanfield
Linda Teitelbaum
Beth Wayne
Carolyn Yasuna


Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Circle

Linda Cortell Benjamin
Cynthia Brown
Amy Jonas
Lynn Kaston
Bente Lyons
Zelda Mason
Carol Roberts
Sandi Rosen
Adele Simon

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.