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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 Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland (KWF) Award honors women of distinction in our own communities. Every other year, each year that there is an International Lion of Judah Conference, a community names one Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland (KWF) Award.
All KWF Award winners are honored at the 2019 International Lion of Judah Conference (ILOJC) in Miami, Florida January 13-15, 2019. The Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland (KWF) Award, marks the extraordinary contribution of Norma Kipnis-Wilson and Toby Friedland (z"l), the founders of the Lion of Judah.
Carol Danish’s passion for philanthropy began in the 1950’s when she would solicit door-to-door with her mother and grandmother for the United Jewish Appeal.
In 1973, Carol and her husband, Sy, traveled on their first mission to Israel following the Yom Kippur War. Moved by the devastation they witnessed, they made seven more Federation missions.
Driven to share her passion with others, Carol helped launch Women’s Division (now Women’s Philanthropy) in Portland. As a Federation board member, campaign chair and frequent solicitor trainer, Carol pushed her community’s campaigns to new heights and was a recipient of the Young Leadership Award at the JFNA General Assembly In 1976. In the 1980’s, she helped launched Portland’s Lion of Judah Division.
In the broader community, Carol served for many years as the president of the Women’s Committee of the March of Dimes as well as a general member of numerous local non-profit boards.
Carol lives in Portland, Oregon and takes pride in seeing her children and grandchildren continue her legacy of helping fulfill the needs of the Jewish community.
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A giving circle is a group of people who pool their donations and decide where to give together. The Women’s Philanthropy’s Women’s Giving Circle is a group of committed funders who are motivated by Jewish values and inspired to make a direct impact with their donations.
Interested in joining the Women’s Giving Circle? The next giving circle begins October 2018. Contact Wendy Kahn for information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.