The Lions of Judah

Leading with Pride

The Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE)

Compassion. Strength. Leadership. A deep commitment to the Jewish community. You are a woman who embodies all of these values. You are a Lion of Judah. Your work helps support, sustain and build Jewish life — across the street and around the world. Endowing your Lion of Judah ensures that your philanthropy makes an even greater difference throughout your lifetime and for generations to come.

Forever Starts Today

There’s no denying we live in an uncertain world. However, women are proving stronger than ever. And as a LOJE, you are shaping the Jewish future.

When you create a Lion of Judah Endowment, you establish a charitable gift of at least $100,000 in your name. This endowment is designed to provide ongoing support of Federation and the causes most important to you.

Your attorney or financial advisor can advise you on the best endowment vehicle for you. The most popular ways to create a LOJE include:

  • A charitable gift of bequest can be made in your will or living trust
  • A retirement fund that names the Sacramento Jewish Federation as the beneficiary of all or part of the fund
  • Life insurance policy

Keep The Flame Alive

A LOJE lights the way for her family and community, helping to illuminate Jewish life well into the future. Burning bright for all who are in need.

Inquire about opening a Lion of Judah Endowment contact: [email protected]

Who We Are

The Lions of Judah are the most dynamic philanthropic Jewish women in the world. We are strong women of all ages, an international sisterhood of thousands of global activists who care deeply about the Jewish future.

What We Do

Lions of Judah play a vital role in creating social justice, aiding the vulnerable, preserving human dignity, and building Jewish identity.

We demonstrate our dedication to the Jewish community by contributing of our time and resources. Each woman makes an
annual donation to the Jewish Federation that reflects her capacity to give. In most communities, the threshold annual commitment is $5,000.

The Lions of Judah set an exemplary standard of leadership and giving

Pomegranate Endowment (POME)

Provide a legacy for the next generation.

For almost 40 years, the Pomegranate Pin Program has recognized women across the country for their commitment to the Annual Campaign. By endowing their Pomegranate gifts, these women who give between $1,800 and $4,999 to the Federation each year have been able to perpetuate their support of our special community for generations to come.

More than a beautiful piece of jewelry, the Pomegranate pin is a symbol of a woman’s commitment to and compassion for the Jewish people.

Pomegranates are:

  • Leading by example
  • Powerful together
  • Philanthropic and care about making the world a better place

Pomegranates enjoy:

  • Exclusive programs and events
  • Unique mitzvah opportunities
  • A bond like no other

Inquire about opening a Pomegranate Endowment contact: [email protected]


  • Enables your Federation Annual Campaign gift to be made in perpetuity
  • Offers tax benefits for you and/or your estate
  • Provides resources for organizations that are important to you

At the Jewish Community of the West, we seek to guarantee a Jewish tomorrow through the creation of a culture of legacy within the community by empowering individuals and organizations to engage in effective, meaningful giving.