Through an array of educational, social, and philanthropic programming,

our Women’s Division educates, inspires, and connects Jewish women in Howard County.


Sophie Says

Keep in touch with Sophie and stay informed about upcoming Women's events. Contact Sophie to join the Sophie Says email list.

Red Tent

Come under the Red Tent! The Red Tent Club is a four-part speaker series with topics ranging from food to wellness, culture to religion, all through a Jewish lens. The evening includes light fare dinner.

Women's Lunch 'N Learn

Join us for a four-part Lunch ‘N Learn program about current events in Israel, led by our shlicha, Hadar Shahar. Bring a brown bag lunch—we’ll provide the dessert and drinks. More information.



Last year we initiated a volunteer reading program at Stevens Forest Elementary, a Title I School.  On second Thursdays of the month, volunteers bring a gently used or new book to read to first graders, which they then donate to the class library. Sign up for a shift or contact Sophie for more information.

Women's Philanthropy

Women philanthropists are the change-makers and community-shapers of the world. We are sisters and daughters, mothers and friends, compassionate and committed women at every stage of life and career. Federation's Women’s Philanthropy engages Jewish women in the fulfilling work of making the world a better place and building a better Jewish future. More information.

Challah Bake

Our annual event, as part of the international Shabbat Project, brings together Jewish women and girls to make challah as one community. Find out more information