The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region connects individuals, organizations, and generations to better care for those in need; to create and nurture Jewish identity; and to ensure no one gets left behind. We help ensure a solid future for every step of Jewish life, from PJ Library to vital services for seniors. We ensure the community’s philanthropic donations are directed to those who need it most, when they need it most. Our Legacy Family is a group of dedicated and committed individuals who want to guarantee that the Federation continues to provide its programs and services for many years to come.

By establishing a legacy through a bequest or planned gift, you will plant the seed for future generations, doing your part to make sure the Federation and our Jewish community remain strong and vibrant for years to come. 

All of us, regardless of age, wealth, or affiliation, have the ability to make a difference for future Jewish generations.

The choice—and the responsibility—is ours alone.

For more information about the Life & Legacy Program, visit, or complete a Letter of Intent. To discuss a Legacy Gift to the Federation, please contact CEO Willie Recht at 916-486-0906 or


Lion of Judah Endowment

Compassion. Strength. Leadership. A deep commitment to the Jewish community. You are a woman who embodies all of these values. You are a Lion of Judah. Your work helps support, sustain and build Jewish life — across the street and around the world.
Endowing your Lion of Judah ensures that your philanthropy makes an even greater difference throughout your lifetime and for generations to come.


There’s no denying we live in an uncertain world. However, women are proving stronger than ever. And as a LOJE, you are shaping the Jewish future.When you create a Lion of Judah Endowment (LOJE), you establish a charitable gift of at least $100,000 in your name. This endowment is designed to provide ongoing support of Federation and the causes most important to you.

To learn more, click here.


A LOJE lights the way for your family and community. Helping to illuminate Jewish life well into the future. Burning bright for all who are in need.

*LOJE donors as of 6/1/23:

Lindie Henderson

Marion Leff



Pomegranate Endowment

For almost 40 years, the Pomegranate Pin Program has recognized women across the country for their commitment to the Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs. By endowing their Pomegranate gifts, these women who give between $1,800 and $4,999 to the Federation each year have been able to perpetuate their support of our special community for generations to come.

Establishing a Pomegranate Endowment (POME) through the Federation system allows a woman currently making a gift of $1,800 or more to endow her Federation Annual Campaign gift in perpetuity. Through simple, innovative steps, an endowed gift is within the reach of a Pomegranate, regardless of her age or giving level. The gold leaves and brushed silver body signifies to the Jewish world a woman’s commitment to the continuation of Jewish life. Donors creating POME funds with a minimum contribution of $36,000 will receive a special recognition. The strength and vitality of women’s giving continues through POME— enabling women to leave a legacy to help create social justice, preserve human dignity and provide Jewish education and Jewish growth for all.

To learn more, click here.

*POME donors as of 6/1/23

Lynn Dean

Pam Herman

Hope Rabinovitz

Betsy Singer

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