Welcome to Women’s Philanthropy

May 8, 2013 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

A change of name signifying more

No longer a “department” nor a “division,” the Women’s Campaign of the Federation has embraced the name: Women’s Philanthropy. Just as many Women’s Boards of Federations across the country have recently decided to change their name from Women’s Department, or Women’s Division or Women’s Alliance to Women’s Philanthropy  —  the Detroit Federation has changed in more than name alone.

The change in name reflects a philosophy, as well as a change of vision. It announces a revitalization of the idea of tzedakah – an understanding that tzedakah is not charity. Tzedakah is justice –  righteousness. Tzedakah is philanthropy, the love of all human kind.

To dedicate oneself to philanthropy means to become an agent of change, to embrace the world, to work to have a lasting impact. It means to have a vision of a better life for all Jews, for all people, and to work to make that vision a reality.

This is a time when the largest transfer of wealth ever seen is happening. Women are a big part of that mix. Our impact is growing. Our ability is increasing – to take action in our own names, to build a legacy of tikkun olam, of healing the world, of setting a shining example for others to follow, now and into the future

Now is the time for women to expand our thinking, to lead, and to envision a better world for our children and our children’s children. Now is the time to think globally about the problems we can repair and the future we can create. Now is the time for a complete vision that embodies a love of humankind.

Now is our time to take our rightful place, set our goals, and announce who we are and what we stand for. Now is our time to embrace the power of Women’s Philanthropy.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
2018 Signature Event featuring Susie Essman
May
29

The Signature Event

FEATURING SUSIE ESSMAN: Susie Essman has been traveling and appearing at clubs throughout the country for more than two decades. Much of her comedy draws from her Jewish background. Susie began her career as a working comic, catching the eye of Larry David who cast her in her now iconic role of the strong-willed and […]

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May
30

Challah Back! A Tour & Baking Workshop @ Avalon Bakehouse

Wednesday, May 30th | Time: 5:30 pm Avalon Bakehouse 4731 Bellevue Detroit, MI 48207 What’s better than the smell of freshly baked bread at Avalon? The smell of freshly baked bread that YOU baked at Avalon, that’s what! Join NEXTGen Detroit for a behind-the-scenes tour of Detroit’s famous Avalon Bakehouse. Meet Avalon co-owner and community […]

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Crisis Management Training
May
31

Crisis Management Training

Crisis Management and Disaster Planning Thursday, May 31, 2018, 9am – 3pm (Registration starts at 8:00am) Temple Beth El, 7400 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 No Cost to Attend | Lunch Provided If your agency, synagogue, or house-of-worship had an active assailant, a missing child, a kidnapping, or any other critical incident, how would […]

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May
31

NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers Does Bingo Night

Get ready to play B-I-N-G-O with NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers and Jewish Senior Life! Join NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers at Fleischman Residence to socialize with Jewish seniors and get your bingo on! Thursday, May 31st | 7pm Fleischman Residence 6710 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322 Register

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