The Case for Women’s Philanthropy

An individual contribution demonstrates commitment to one’s community. Consider the following:

  • In the Torah, specifically in Parashat Ki Tissa, G-d commands Moses to take a census of the Children of Israel by collecting a half-shekel coin from each adult. The funds collected by the Jewish people were used to build the Tabernacle, the place that they could best worship G-d. Each person’s gift counted equally and each person was counted as part of the community.
  • A woman’s gift, as a man’s gift, is a responsibility, a right and a privilege.
  • A women’s gift expresses her personal sense of responsibility for the needs of Jews locally and overseas.
  • By making a gift in one’s own name, each person earns the right to influence communal decision making. When a woman is invested in the community through philanthropic giving, she is more likely to become educated and involved, leading to further community involvement. Women who give in their own names are more likely to be change agents.
  • The United States and Michigan State Governments consider support for Israel and the Jewish community based on the number of contributors, not the number of families or households. A combined family gift is considered one gift, not two.
  • Women serve as role models for their children, spouses, friends and other family for this generation and in future generations. Women carry the torch of communal responsibility and education about tzedakah.

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May
23

NEXTGen Detroit! Ben Gurion Society Appreciation Event*

*this event is only open to Ben Gurion Society members (21-45 year olds who donate $1,000 or more to JFMD’s Annual Campaign) NEXTGen Detroit wants to thank you for the incredible impact you are making here in Detroit, in Israel and around the world. Hosted at one of Detroit’s newest luxury living locations, The Scott, […]

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May
24

Women’s Philanthropy 71st Annual Meeting

Celebrating 71 Years of Women’s Philanthropy Wednesday, May 24 | 11:45 am A kosher vegetarian lunch will be served Adat Shalom Synagogue 29901 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills, MI Couvert: $25 • RSVP by May 19 We also are celebrating Yom Yerushalayim 2017 — the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem. Questions? Please contact Debbie […]

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May
24

Federation’s Awards Night

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. Light fare and drinks | Dietary laws observed The Berman Center for the Performing Arts Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit 6600 W Maple Road West Bloomfield, MI 48322 William Davidson Lifetime Achievement Award John E. Jacobs Marjorie Krasnick Frank A. Wetsman Young Leadership Award Rabbi Yisrael Pinson […]

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May
25

NEXTGen Detroit Pride BBQ

Thursday, May 25 | 7-9:00pm Join NEXTGen Detroit Pride for a BBQ to prepare for Ferndale Pride on June 3rd. We will be tie-dying t-shirts, prepping for Ferndale Pride and eating BBQ! $5 gets you a t-shirt to tie-dye and dinner Address provided to all registrants at a later date. Questions? Contact Judy at lansky@jfmd.org […]

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