“Ask any woman who wears the Lion of Judah pin, and she’ll tell you: There’s nothing like being in the same room with hundreds of like-minded women. This alone symbolizes our success, strength and commitment to Jewish peoplehood.” – Mitzi Berkelhammer
Each year, the Women’s Alliance helps raise the critical dollars needed to support vital programs and services in Rhode Island, in Israel and around the world. We take great pride in acknowledging the dedication of every woman in our community who has committed personal resources to help those in need. We also are proud to recognize those women who make a Lion of Judah gift of $5,000 or more to the Annual Campaign.
Created in 1972, the Lion of Judah is now an international symbol of commitment to the global Jewish community. Worldwide, nearly 17,000 women proudly wear the gold Lion of Judah pin to signify their commitment. This exciting program has united women of all ages and diverse backgrounds to become catalysts for sparking social justice, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, preserving human dignity and building Jewish identity.
Lion of Judah Levels
Each year that a woman sustains or increases her gift of $5,000 or more to the Annual Campaign, she is eligible to have a small diamond set into her pin. Larger commitments are recognized at different Lion of Judah levels, as signified by different precious stones.
Lion of Judah – Diamond – $5,000
Ruby Lion of Judah – $10,000
Sapphire Lion of Judah – $18,000
Emerald Lion of Judah – $25,000
Double Chai Lion of Judah – Amethyst Diamond – $36,000
Zahav Lion of Judah – Canary Diamond – $50,000
Sabra Lion of Judah – Cognac Diamond – $75,000
PMC Lion of Judah – White Gold with Black Diamond – $100,000
ILR Lion of Judah – White Gold Diamond Pave – $250,000
Lion of Judah Endowment – Gold Flame
Lion of Judah Events
As a Lion of Judah, you’ll be invited to national and international events and conferences, as well as premier local events, such as the prestigious Lion of Judah Dinner. Join other Lions as they gain insight from top speakers, learn more about crucial issues of our times, and leave a lasting impact on the world around you.
Lion of Judah Endowment
A Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) is created by establishing a minimum fund of $100,000 or more in your name, ensuring the perpetuation of your Lion of Judah level Annual Campaign gift.
The Lion of Judah Endowment makes a powerful statement of your commitment to tzedakah, providing a legacy for yourself, your family and your community. Once you establish your LOJE, you may also choose to enhance your Lion of Judah pin by adding a flame, known in Hebrew as Or l’atid, to recognize your commitment.
For more information about becoming a Lion of Judah or the Lion of Judah Endowment, email Sara Masri, Chief Development Officer, or call 401.421.4111, ext. 223.