Philadelphia, PA • Since 1819

Envisioning a world where Jewish women are free from financial struggles and can move toward self-sufficiency and economic security

Guided by Jewish values, the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society of Philadelphia has been providing immediate assistance to local, Jewish women in financial crisis since 1819, always upholding the privacy, dignity and self-respect of those we serve.

  • Featured Causes
    $79,415 distributed
    During the fiscal year that ended April 30, 2022, FHBS assisted 67 clients. The average grant was $1,059. Top areas of need were medical services and supplies, utilities and shelter. This program is supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Special funding for those impacted by COVID-19 was provided by Marcy Gringlas & Joel Greenberg, Seed the Dream Foundation.
  • Featured Causes
    $26,351 distributed
    Eleven women received stipends of $123-$275 per month and a $100 supermarket gift card for Passover. Financial updates are required for all stipend recipients midway through the funding cycle.
  • Featured Causes
    $19,065 distributed
    Seventy-nine frail, elderly women gained peace of mind with the connection of a personal emergency response system to their telephone equipment, enabling them to remain safely in their own homes. The cost per client per year is $300-$336. Support for this program was provided by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
  • Featured Causes
    $24,953 distributed
    Thirty-four women received $50 or $100 pharmacy gift cards. This initiative was started in memory of our board member emerita, Lillian Tabas, continued with the support of The Legacy Fund of Suburban Jewish Community Center Bnai Aaron and is now funded by The Josephine Cohen Charitable Foundation.
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    $21,650 distributed
    Fifty-one campers from 24 families attended 21 different day and overnight camps last summer. Funding came from Jackie & Alan Luria and Marcy Gringlas & Joel Greenberg, Seed the Dream Foundation.

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