Nearly 140 women gathered at Michael’s on the Bay at Selby Gardens Jan. 13 to celebrate the new inductees into the Jewish Federation of Sarasota - Manatee’s two women’s giving societies: Lion of Judah and Pomegranates.
The honor of Pomegranate is given to women who contribute $1,800 - $4,999 to the Federation’s Annual Campaign, whereas members of the Lion of Judah are women who contribute $5,000 or more.
After lunch, each inductee was brought to the front of the room and honored with a pin. After all the inductees were introduced, Bella Meyer, the late artist Marc Chagall’s granddaughter, gave a passionate lecture about her childhood visits with her beloved grandfather, as well as how his work influenced her work as a floral artist.
“He smiled at us with such intensity that you thought the whole space was suddenly filled with brilliant light,” she said of her time with him.