A Pomegranate is a woman who makes a personal commitment to the annual campaign of $1500 or more. Introduced in 1981 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the beautiful and original sterling silver pin in the shape of a pomegranate was created for the Women’s Division. Each year, as additional minimum contributions are made, a ruby representing the red seed of the fruit is added to the pin.
The pomegranate is a fitting symbol. One of the seven fruits named in the Bible, the pomegranate is said to contain 613 seeds, one for each of the 613 mitzvot noted in the Torah. The pomegranate is a symbol of Jewish life and commitment. This symbol reminds us of the lives already rescued and renewed by the commitments we have made. But, even more, it reminds us of the work yet to be done – of the millions of Jews here and throughout the world who need our help to live in dignity and peace.