Lion of Judah

The Lions of Judah are the most dynamic philanthropic Jewish women in the world. We are strong women of all ages, an international sisterhood of thousands of global activists who care deeply about the Jewish future.

Lions of Judah play a vital role in creating social justice, aiding the vulnerable, preserving human dignity and building Jewish identity.

Our impact can be seen through our contributing of our time and resources. Each woman makes an annual donation to their Federation that reflects her capacity to give. In most communities, the threshold annual commitment is $5,000. Some Lions also choose to endow their gift to benefit future generations.

The Lions of Judah set an exemplary standard of leadership and giving.

For more information or to join our pride, contact Jen Tompkins, or (402) 334-6435.


Lion of Judah Endowment

Provide a legacy for your children and grandchildren. Protect what’s most important to you. Safeguard your values – forever. Establishing a Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE) is easier than you think, and is within the reach of woman of any age.

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Giving Levels

The famous Lion pin is embellished with different gems to reflect the many levels of giving.

  • Lion of Judah – $5,000-$9,999
  •  Ruby Lion of Judah – $10,000-$17,999
  • Sapphire Lion of Judah – $18,000-$24,999
  • Emerald Lion of Judah – $25,000-$35,999
  • Amethyst Lion of Judah – $36,000-$49,999
  • Canary Diamond (Zahav) Lion of Judah – $50,000-$74,999
  • Cognac Diamond (Sabra) Lion of Judah – $75,000-$99,999
  • Black Diamond Lion of Judah – $100,000-$249,999
  • International Leadership Reunion Lion of Judah – $250,000 or more


Upcoming Events:


The Lion Behind the Pin

Tuesday, September 12 | 12 – 2 p.m.
Champions Run Ballroom
Cost: $18



Hear from the inspirational creators of the Lion Behind the Pin program Shelly Robbins and Debbie Lazarov, both Lions of Judah from the Memphis Jewish Federation, as they guide you to ensure your Jewish legacy for generations to come.

Learn how to pass on your legacy to the women in your family by inviting your sisters, daughters, cousins and nieces to share in this special program.

Chaired by:  Darlynn Fellman and Louri Sullivan