The Power of Jewish Women’s Philanthropy

August 3, 2021

The Jewish Federation of San Antonio’s Women’s Philanthropy provides opportunities for women to connect while learning about and supporting the needs of Jewish communities in San Antonio, Israel, and around the world. However, Women’s Philanthropy is more than just a Jewish women’s group—it is a force for change. By engaging women of all ages and backgrounds, Women’s Philanthropy enhances Jewish life through special events, annual community service projects, education, and leadership opportunities.

Lauren Stanley, Vice-Chair of Campaign on the Federation board of directors, announced Rhonda Gurinsky and Sherry Braslau, as the new Co-Chairs of Women’s Philanthropy. They will be working together with cabinet members Gayle Alterman, Deborah Bar-Yadin, Dr. Amy Benedikt, Elaine Cohen, Wendy Glick, Lala Gossen, Sammi Mazuz, and Maggie Singer.

Lauren Stanley explained, “Women’s Philanthropy taps into the largest resource of charitable power – the ability to actually improve the world around us – through our tzedakah and chesed. I look forward to working with Dr. Jordana Pazin, Vice-Chair of Programs, and together with the Women’s Philanthropy cabinet, as we strive to inspire other women to translate their Jewish caring into giving that makes a difference.”

To learn more about Women’s Philanthropy, contact Beth Keough, Philanthropy Director at


*This article is featured on page 16 in the Jewish Journal Rosh Hashanah print edition.