Maimonides Society


The Maimonides Society of Memphis Jewish Federation is a fellowship of Jewish healthcare professionals dedicated to educational, social, and philanthropic activities that focus on the betterment of Jews in need locally, in Israel and around the world. The Maimonides Society provides a unique opportunity for collegial socializing and networking and integrates medical and Jewish concerns to demonstrate the contributions health professionals can make to support the Jewish community.


Throughout the year, the Maimonides Society offers both educational programming and campaign events targeted specifically to health care providers.





The Maimonides Society is named for perhaps the most famous Jewish physician of all time, Rabbi Moses ben Maimon -- Maimonides -- also known as Rambam. He was born in Spain in 1135 and died in Egypt in 1204.  Maimonides came from a long line of Jewish scholars, and by age 33, he was a renowned Jewish scholar in his own right. 


Maimonides' medical works included commentaries on the work of Hippocrates and Galen, and treatises on asthma, impotence, poisons and hemorrhoids.  He also wrote an early version of the Physician's Desk Reference.  As a scholar, Maimonides was the leading Talmudist of his time.

  • Maimonides Giving Levels

    The Giving Society is for those healthcare professionals who donate to Memphis Jewish Federation at the following levels:

Supporter- $1,000-$1,799

Pacesetter- $1,800-$3,599

Provider- $3,600-$4,999


Guardian- $10,000 and above. 

For more information, contact Elyssa Pfeffer at or 901-767-7100.