Inspired and guided by our tradition of tzedakah (righteousness/charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world), the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin Women’s Division is dedicated to the continuity, connectivity and thriving future of our Austin community, Israel and the Jewish people.
We are committed to:
Philanthropy (love of humankind): We believe that the future well-being of the global Jewish community is inextricably linked to the power of women's philanthropy, the fastest growing phenomenon in fundraising today.
Education: We strive to have all women more deeply understand the significance of their philanthropic decisions.
Engagement: Women’s Division provides a place in the Jewish Austin community for all women to come together to promote, enhance and celebrate Jewish life. We are committed to building a Jewish community that is welcoming, engaging and demonstrates the impact a woman makes by having her voice heard.
Leadership: We nurture leadership that is committed to strengthening our Jewish community in Austin, Israel and in 70 countries across the globe through our Annual Campaign and meaningful engagement opportunities.
Every Woman is a Philanthropist
Across the country women's giving is increasing, with approximately 30% of all gifts to local and Federation Annual Campaigns made by women. The Women's Division encourages women to make an individual gift for many reasons, including demonstrating leadership and taking equal responsibility for meeting the needs of our local & global Jewish community.
Giving societies are for women who want to deepen their involvement by making a a gift to the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin Annual Campaign at one of the following levels:
Lion of Judah Division: $5,000+
Pomegranate Society: $1,800–$4,999
Millennium Society: $1,000–$1,799
The Woman of Valor Award
The Eshet Chayil/Woman of Valor award is presented each year to a Jewish woman who has proven to be a leader in the community. Stemming from a hymn in the Book of Proverbs, this woman is recognized as an openly giving and compassionate person that supports the Jewish Federation's Annual Campaign. She is committed to the cause of the Jewish people and Israel. This outstanding woman is a role model to others and inspires women to positively impact Jewish communities, both in Austin and across the world. The recipient of this award is honored at the Women's Division Mosaic Luncheon.
The 2016 Woman of Valor Nominations are now being accepted.
Every year, the Women's Division hosts Mosaic, the single largest women's philanthropy event to raise critical dollars for the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin Annual Campaign. Mosaic strives to create a meaningful experience while fostering community among Austin's women. Funds raised through the Campaign benefit Jewish people in Austin and in 70 countries around the world.
Women's Division Cabinet
This coordinating body is comprised of volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to provide meaningful opportunities for Austin's Jewish women. See current leadership here.
If you would like to receive e-mails about Women's Division, be sure to update your e-news preferences here. For any information on Women's Philanthropy, please contact Amy Hyman at email@example.com or (512) 735-8078.