Lion of Judah


The Lion of Judah is a symbol of Jewish woman’s strength, a symbol of her caring about the organized Jewish world, and a symbol of her financial CJA commitment of at least $5,000.  There are 17,000 Lions of Judah around the world.  The Lion of Judah connects women of all ages and from all walks of life who create social justice, heal the sick, feed the hungry, preserve human dignity and build Jewish identity through their leadership gift to the annual campaign. Winnipeg boasts 88 Lions of Judah.


The Lion of Judah is a symbol of Jewish sovereignty from the days when King David first captured Jerusalem and first made it the capital. Lion of Judah level donors receive a gold Lion of Judah pin, symbolic of our people’s strength and pride.


$125,000 Lion of Judah Endowment - Gold Flame
$50,000 Canary Diamond
$25,000 Sapphire
$18,000 Emerald
$10,000 Diamond
$7,500 Ruby
$5,000 Gold Pin



Becoming a Lion of Judah opens the doors to unique and meaningful opportunities to connect with other Lions. In addition to locally organized Winnipeg LOJ events, women giving at this level are invited to a biennial International LOJ conference, which brings together Lions from around the world.


For more information about becoming a Lion of Judah contact Graciela Najenson at 204.477.7426.

Lion of Judah Endowment


Endowing a Lion of Judah gift is easily accomplished by creating a Lion of Judah endowment fund at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba. A minimum fund of $125,000 is required to generate sufficient interest income to fund your Lion’s gift in perpetuity. A Lion of Judah who has endowed her gift is recognized with a flame on her Lion of Judah pin.


For more information, please contact Graciela Najenson at 204.477.7426.