This fall, the women of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia had a full slate of events that were hands-on, meaningful, informative and fun — and we have the pictures to prove it!

Cooking with Women’s Philanthropy

In September, a sold-out crowd gathered at Reading Terminal Market to learn how to make matzah ball soup together. Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter also taught about the significance of food in Jewish tradition, for an extra dash of pre-High Holiday inspiration.
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Event co-chair Rachel Rothbard Heller and friends show off their matzah balls
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Guests talk about Jewish food memories and traditions, led by Rabbanit Dasi Fruchter
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Tori Manis, Amanda Littman Prine and Eva Berlin
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Anna Black Morin’s delicious creation gets a stamp of approval from Hershel’s Deli chefs

Women of Vision Fall Event: 25th Anniversary Celebration

On September 24th at the Rittenhouse Hotel, 150 attendees celebrated Women of Vision’s 25th anniversary. The evening was a chance to connect and to commemorate Women of Vision’s important legacy of empowering Jewish women and girls. Keynote speaker Sheila Katz, CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, shared how her organization’s network of women are living out their Jewish values and turning ideas into action — just like our Women of Vision.
Lynne Jacobs, Jill Zipin, Marilyn Lieberman, keynote speaker Sheila Katz, past Chair Judith Ginsberg, Rabbi Lynnda Targan, Eve Berger
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The audience, including Jewish Federation President & CEO Naomi Adler, shares a moment of appreciation
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Eileen Dwell, Carly Zimmerman, Terri Soifer
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Past Chair Donna Feinberg, Rosalind Neff
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Past Chairs: Donna Feinberg, Sally Cooper Bleznak, Marcy Bacine, Penni Blaskey, Judith Ginsberg

Lion of Judah Dinner

On October 24th at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, Greater Philadelphia’s Lions of Judah gathered for a dinner reception to celebrate our Jewish communities’ most philanthropic women, as well as to hear from keynote speaker Nancy Spielberg, accomplished film producer and philanthropist.
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Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair Tracy Gordon, Event Co-Chair Rachel Steinberg, keynote speaker Nancy Spielberg, Event Co-Chair Amy Stein, Women’s Philanthropy Chair Jodi Miller
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Karen Prince, Sherrie Speigel and Susan Schwartz
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Sally Eisenberg, Beth Reisboard, Meredith Moss and Debra Zweben each share a personal story about why they are Lions of Judah
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Margie Honickman, Jewish Federation Board Chair Susanna Lachs Adler, Gail Norry
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Keynote speaker Nancy Spielberg addresses the audience

High Holiday Food Sort

In November, volunteers gathered at the SHARE warehouse for the annual mitzvah of sorting food donations from the High Holiday Food Drive — 50,000 pounds’ worth! It’s an important step in getting the food ready for distribution through our five Mitzvah Food Program pantries, and our participants did their work with verve. Channel 6ABC even stopped by!
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Volunteers check the expiration date and kashrut of each container
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Food is sorted by category: vegetables, meat/fish, beans, starches, nut butters and “other”
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Volunteer Laura Spain sorting canned vegetables
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Taking a schmooze break!
Women’s Philanthropy at the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is a wonderful place to connect with others and enhance your own Jewish journey while also doing a world of good click here. To learn more about Women’s Philanthropy, click here. To learn more about the grantmaking group Women of Vision, click here. Want to see even more event photos? Click here!