Women's Philanthropy

Women’s Philanthropy inspires purposeful and passionate giving. Our work honors the Jewish values of repairing the world and sustaining future generations locally, globally and in Israel. We engage, empower, and educate our community, fostering a culture of philanthropy, volunteerism, and leadership.

Our Vision 

  • Education – Creating an informed community about our mission and successes  
  • Development – Increasing resources for our local and global community goals 
  • Community Engagement – Motivating Orange County women who give their time, talent, and treasure 
  • Developing Leaders and Growing Women’s Community – Building a vibrant culture of philanthropy, volunteerism, and leadership

Our Core Values

  • We welcome all women, and each woman’s time, talent, and treasure are equally important
  • We value the importance of care, compassion, and giving to those who need support
  • We believe in the importance of developing the skills to reach our potential as leaders. 
  • We believe in giving of our time as volunteers
  • We value and live according to the Jewish traditions of Tzedakah, Tikkun Olam, and Ahavat Israel (love for the Jewish people and Israel). 
  • We believe that the tradition and history of JFedOC should be respected honored

Upcoming Events


This Year's Events

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Leaders Lead

Our Women's Philanthropy community showcases diverse leadership stories. Explore tales from our members.

  • “I grew up in Tampa, Florida with three brothers and one sister. My parents emphasized to all of us, from a young age, the importance of family, faith, traditions and community. My family attend...

  • I am not sure where or how I developed my passion for leadership, but I do recall that I liked to organize and coordinate early in my life. Unknowingly, I built my skills in high school as the jazz...


Giving Societies


Lion of Judah

Roar with Orange County philanthropic women who make a significant difference! As a Lion of Judah, you are part of a 50+ year tradition of making a powerful difference with your gift of $5,000 or more* annually.

To order a new Lion pin, contact Women@JFedOC.org.



Plant a seed to sustain our vibrant Jewish future! Proudly wear the Pomegranate pin, the symbol of sustenance, and engage in programming with like-minded women with your annual commitment of $1,800 or more*.

To order a new Pomegranate pin, contact Women@JFedOC.org.


Pearl Society

Illuminate our Orange County Jewish community! As a Pearl, you shine in the collective effort to care for our community with your annual gift of $365 or more.*

Click Here to purchase a Pearl Society Necklaces. 

*These gifts are made to the Jewish Federation of Orange County Annual Campaign.  

For more information on our Women’s Philanthropy Giving Societies, click here

Want to join a Women's Philanthropy Giving Society?

Join a Women’s Philanthropy Giving Society by making your donation online at JewishOC.org/Donate, or by sending a check to our secure bank lock box:

Jewish Federation of Orange County

PO Box 841305

Los Angeles, CA 90084-1305.

You can also email JSemelroth@JFedOC.org to make your commitment.

Thank you to our 2024 generous Women's Voices sponsors!

The Ferder Family

The Margolis Family

Mary Cramer