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Welcome to the world that Jewish Women build together ...
Women's Philanthropy provides a place in the Portland Jewish 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.
By perpetuating the ideals and values of Jewish heritage and tradition, and by providing opportunities through programming and leadership development, we strive to have all women more deeply understand the significance of their philanthropic decisions. Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland invites you to get connected.
The Women’s Giving Circle seeks to expand and improve opportunities and choices in all aspects of Jewish women and girls’ lives through strategic and effective grantmaking. The Women’s Giving Circle empowers women as leaders, funders, and decision-makers.
2024 Grantmaking Cycle – CLOSED
Grant submission deadline: February 12, 2024
Award date: June 3, 2024
Grant Funding Available: $32,000
Individual Grant Amounts: Between $1000-$5000 per grant
Join us: Interested in becoming a member of the Women’s Giving Circle? Contact Wendy Kahn, Chief Development Officer
A Conversation with Julie Platt
Lauren is full of creativity, energy, and true commitment to the Jewish community. As a “marketer,” her emphasis is on connections and engagement. In fact, she always says, “When people come together, great things happen.” And she is right!
As a Jewish Federation Board member, past Campaign Chair, and now three years as Chair of the Board during the challenging times of the pandemic exhibiting strong leadership and community building vision, Lauren is most deserving of this special recognition with other incredible women in our community.
Lauren was born in Portland, Oregon. She is the mother of two wonderful teenage sons and is married to Mark Goldstein. Professionally, Lauren is a Growth Leader, Co-Founder of Women in Revenue, and advisor to several technology companies.
Lauren shared, “It was because of a college student at Tufts University that I really began to immerse myself in Jewish life and saw of vision of what a vibrant Jewish community could be. This was further enhanced while spending a semester in Israel. When I came back to PDX at 25, I was compelled to bring the vibrant Jewish community life to Portland. I was asked to join the Women’s Division Board of the Jewish Federation and from there I have been mentored and inspired by so many people. I feel honored to follow in the footsteps of the women who have come before me - remarkable women in my family, and remarkable community leaders. Working with and for our community is a true honor.”
Lauren along with all of the 2022 Jewish Women Roundtable Song of Miriam Award Honorees will be featured in upcoming Jewish Review articles.
The Lion of Judah program has brought together women of all ages and from many walks of life to play an essential role in creating social justice, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, preserving human dignity and building Jewish identity.
When you give, you demonstrate the importance of tzedakah to you. You take your place in the long line of women who have carried on this fundamental Jewish tradition, and you inspire others to translate their Jewish caring into giving.