Inspired by our tradition of tzedakah (righteousness/charity)

Guided by our tradition of tikkun olam (repairing the world)

We seek to provide significant opportunities for all women to affirm their Jewish identity and spirituality, to be proactive in evolving issues of concern to women, to engage new leaders in our communities and to inspire other Jewish women by our examples.

We invite you to join us in an environment where every Jewish woman can enrich and strengthen her identity as a woman and a Jew and help make a difference. Be a part of the movement of local Jewish women who are leading by example.

Contact Women's Philanthropy and get involved today! For more information, contact Susan Paletz at (562) 426-7601 ext. 1012.


  • The Dignity Project

    Each month, millions of women and girls suffer the indignity of not having adequate menstrual and hygiene supplies, causing many to miss work and school. We launched the Dignity Project in 2021 to provide local women and girls in need with essential personal and feminine hygiene products so they may live life without interruption. We are currently donating items to LBUSD schools. For more information or to make a donation, please contact Susan Paletz at

Giving Societies

The fastest growing segment of donors within our Federation, we gather Jewish women in the Long Beach & West Orange County area in a multitude of ways.

We make a difference here locally, in Israel, and in communities around the world. When we connect, we are even stronger as a community of Jewish women. That makes our philanthropy not just powerful, but empowering.

  • Lions of Judah

    The Lions of Judah are the most dynamic philanthropic Jewish women in the Long Beach & West Orange County area. We are strong women of all ages, an international sisterhood of thousands of global activists who care deeply about the Jewish future. Each woman makes an annual commitment of $5,000 to the Jewish Long Beach Annual Community Campaign.

  • Pomegranate Society

    Pomegranate Society members nurture, sustain, and plant the seeds for the next generation of Jewish leaders. Pomegranates are critical to the future of our Jewish community. Women who give a minimum of $1,800 to the Annual Community Campaign are recognized for their generous support of our local Jewish community.

  • Pearl Society

    The Pearl giving society recognizes a woman’s desire to give to and engage with the community through their philanthropy. Pearl Society welcomes all Women’s Philanthropy donors who pledge a minimum of $180 to the Jewish Long Beach Annual Campaign.

2023 Women's Philanthropy Cabinet

Sheryl Stewart, Chair

Joyce FeldmanNancy LindenSherri Selmanson
Lauren FriedmanJoanne LopezBarbara Shoag
Ami GuyWendy Manasse WeiseCookie Sieger
Sandra HorwitzYael MarcusMyrna Simon
Claire HoxieShari NemirowRachel Suojanen
Leslie KernMelissa PerlmanDanielle Van Divort
Gail LevyPam RimaPam Weinstein
Deborah LewisJanet Rydell