JNF-USA Women for Israel: We Are the Doers

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New York – May 1, 2020: Women are a powerful force in philanthropy and that power shapes our world. Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) marks the month of May as its annual Women’s Month. All year long, and especially during May, JNF-USA celebrates and highlights the remarkable women who have taken on leadership roles within the organization, the role women play in making a philanthropic difference, and the direct impact women have had in building a prosperous and secure Israel. Thanks to the generosity of a special partner, every gift made to JNF-USA’s Women’s Campaign will be matched up to $1 million through May 31, 2020.



During normal circumstances, JNF-USA would be gearing up to host events across the country to bring thousands of women together to share their personal stories and highlight the important work JNF-USA accomplishes thanks to the women who give their time and financial support. However, this year is a bit different. Many are confined to their homes during this time of uncertainty, and as we wait for the current state of events to turn, JNF-USA is making the most of the situation by moving many of its Women for Israel events online. Information on virtual programming can be found at jnf.org/ondemand. 

“Even though we are living in unprecedented times, women are still the doers of Jewish National Fund,” said Women for Israel President Myra Chack Fleischer. “We are determinedly pushing forward with a goal to raise millions for Israel during May, JNF-USA’s Women’s Month.”


The impact of women in philanthropy continues to surge as more wealth becomes concentrated among women. It is estimated that by 2030, three-quarters of all wealth in the U.S. will be controlled by women. Today, 60% of wealth is already managed by women. Almost half of the leadership positions at JNF-USA across the U.S. are held by women—including 21 National Board Members, 20 local Board Presidents, and 227 Task Force Members.

JNF-USA’s Women for Israel is a dynamic group of female philanthropists who share a passion for building a prosperous future for the land and people of Israel. The group was founded with the creation of the Sapphire Society under the leadership of Terry L. Katz of Philadelphia, PA. In just two decades, JNF-USA’s Women for Israel has become a powerhouse within the organization, with over 50,000 donors across the country contributing more than 25% of the dollars raised each year to improve the quality of life in Israel for all who call it home. Through this society, women connect with each other on many levels—professionally, emotionally, and ideologically—with the common goal of changing lives in Israel and supporting the ongoing development of the Jewish homeland.


Throughout May, JNF-USA’s website, blog, and social media channels will call attention to the incredible women involved with the organization. Follow along using the hashtag #JNFWomen. To learn more about JNF-USA’s Women for Israel, visit jnf.org/women.




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About Jewish National Fund-USA


JNF is the leading philanthropic organization for Israel that supports critical environmental and nation-building activities in Israel’s north and south. Through its One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade, JNF is building housing sites in Israel’s north and south, providing fire trucks and stations, planting trees, creating employment opportunities, developing water infrastructure, and delivering ongoing therapeutic, emotional and psychological assistance. In addition, JNF is boosting tourism, building medical centers, preserving heritage sites, supporting people with special needs, and funding groundbreaking research centers.