We are mothers, daughters, sisters, friends - compassionate and committed women at every stage of life. We are a strong, intergenerational community of women.  


Women’s Philanthropy provides an opportunity for women to connect, learn and make a difference for our community and our families. support the needs of the Jewish communities in Berks County, Israel and around the world.


We are proud that women take such an active role in making an impact in our communities here in Berks County, in Israel, and around the world. We invite you to become part of a National Giving Society that is meaningful to you. 

Below are the three national recognition levels based on donors’ participation in the Women’s Philanthropy Campaign. If you'd like to learn more, please contact  amandah@jfreading.org.

LION OF JUDAH | $5,000+

The Lion of Judah is a sym­bol of a Jew­ish woman’s strength, of her ded­i­ca­tion to the Jew­ish world, and of her fi­nan­cial com­mit­ment of a min­i­mum an­nual gift of $5,000 to the Fed­er­a­tion’s Cam­paign.
The Lion of Judah pin, worn with pride by thou­sands of women world-wide, is one of the most rec­og­nized and dis­tin­guished sym­bols of shared com­mit­ment to the strength and vi­tal­ity of the Jew­ish peo­ple.


Ac­cord­ing to the Midrash, each pome­gran­ate con­tains 613 seeds, one for each of the com­mand­ments found in the Torah and was there­fore cho­sen as a sym­bol for Jew­ish life and com­mit­ment. The Pome­gran­ate So­ci­ety rec­og­nizes a woman's gift of $1,800 or more to the An­nual Cam­paign.


Pearl So­ci­ety mem­bers are women who cel­e­brate their com­mit­ment to phil­an­thropy and our com­mu­nity by mak­ing a gift of $180 or more to the Fed­er­a­tion’s An­nual Cam­paign. Pearl So­ci­ety mem­bers are rec­og­nized with a unique pearl neck­lace. As a woman’s gift grows, her com­mit­ment can be dis­tin­guished with the ad­di­tion of col­ored pearl charms.