Charlotte F. Lehrman, 70, an area resident since the 1930s who was active in Jewish and cultural organizations and numerous philanthropic endeavors and served on the board of Giant Food since 1974, died May 11 at her home in Washington. She had cancer.

She also served on the board of the Greater Washington Jewish Community Foundation and the United Jewish Appeal's Federation of Greater Washington, and was a trustee of the United Jewish Endowment Fund and a member of the President's Committee on the Holocaust.

Mrs. Lehrman chaired the UJA's Washington area advanced gifts committee and the UJA Aliyah. She also chaired an ambassador's ball for Israel Bonds and the bond drive program at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, of which she was a member. She was a life member of Hadassah and the Kaufmann Camp.

Her philanthropic work brought awards from such organizations as the Washington Hebrew Congregation, the Israel Bonds Committee, the Jewish National Fund, the Jewish Social Services Agency, and the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville.

Mrs. Lehrman was a native of Chicago and was president of a grocery business in Harrisburg, Pa., before moving here. She was a patron of the Washington Opera and had been a supporter of the National Symphony and the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. She was a past president of the Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation.

In 1937, she married Jacob J. Lehrman. At the time of his death in 1974, he was executive vice president and secretary of Giant Food Inc.

Mrs. Lehrman's survivors include two sons, Samuel and Robert, and two daughters, Fredrica Carmichael and Heidi Berry, all of Washington, and four grandchildren.