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HOW THE JEWISH FEDERATION DOES A WORLD OF GOOD.

The Jewish Federation


OUR APPROACH IS STRATEGIC. OUR RESULTS ARE INSPIRING. The impact of the Jewish Federation here at home, in Israel and around the world is extraordinary, but it’s not a surprise. For almost a century, the Jewish Federation has been raising funds to meet the ongoing needs of the community with an innovative approach and an unparalleled record of success. How exactly?

THE JEWISH FEDERATION FUNDS AND SUPPORTS A COMMUNITY-WIDE NETWORK OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT DO TWO THINGS:

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Care for people in need here at home, in Israel and around the world.

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Nurture and sustain the Jewish community today and for future generations.


SUPPORTING THE FABRIC OF JEWISH LIFE IN OUR COMMUNITY. By working with a broad cross section of community members to raise and distribute funds, we ensure that the programs, institutions and values that enrich our Jewish community remain vibrant and strong. From feeding the hungry to helping the unemployed, from supporting families with special needs to funding Jewish education and Israel experiences, the Jewish Federation is focused on addressing the most pressing issues facing our community every day.


THE SMART CHOICE FOR EFFECTIVE AND MEANINGFUL JEWISH GIVING. WITH EACH GIFT, WE ADDRESS SO MANY OF THE CAUSES AND ISSUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO OUR COMMUNITY. If you or someone you know attends synagogue, receives financial assistance, or has been on a TaglitBirthright Israel trip, then you know how important the Jewish Federation is to our neighborhood and our community. In fact, even during these difficult economic times, when our highest priority is helping people in financial crisis feed their families, pay their rent and get back on their feet, the Jewish Federation continues to ensure that the programs and institutions that enrich Jewish life, here at home, in Israel and around the world, remain vibrant and strong.


DURING NATURAL DISASTERS AND TIMES OF CRISIS, FEDERATION RESPONDS. The Jewish Federation has a long track record of carrying out big bold initiatives and mobilizing great resources during times of crisis. We helped airlift thousands of Ethiopian Jews to safety in Israel. We helped rescue and resettle more than one million Soviet Jews in Israel and North America. And we provided lifesaving humanitarian relief during the recent natural disasters in Haiti and Japan.


THE EXTRAORDINARY IMPACT OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION. AT HOME

In our community, we provide financial assistance and counseling. We deliver meals to homebound seniors. We help support and sustain our community’s synagogues, social service agencies, and Jewish education programs. And we help send young people on TaglitBirthright Israel trips.

IN ISRAEL

Federation funds training and educational programs to break the cycle of poverty, mentoring and enrichment programs for children at risk, and programs to help new immigrants integrate successfully.


AROUND THE WORLD

Federation is active in over 70 countries. In Russia and other Eastern European countries, home to the world’s poorest Jews, Federation-funded programs offer relief to 168,000 Jewish elderly while helping over 10,000 children attend Jewish day schools. In Latin America, we help over 50,000 Jews with financial assistance and identity & renewal programs.


THROUGH OUR COMMUNITY-WIDE NETWORK OF PARTNERS AND AGENCIES, WE ACTIVELY SEEK OUT AND SUPPORT INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS IN ORDER TO:


• feed, clothe, comfort and rescue people in need. • inspire, educate and connect people to their Jewish identity.


ISRAEL TRIPS

LEADERSHIP TRAINING OF SOMERSET, HUNTERDON & WARREN COUNTIES

ISRAEL ADVOCACY JEWISH EDUCATION PROGRAMS


OUR NETWORK OF PARTNERS AND AGENCIES. Jewish Federations of North America Jewish Agency for Israel The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee World ORT Jewish Family Service of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center The Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at RVCC Taglit-Birthright Israel Jewish LIFE Rutgers Hillel


YOUR SMART CHOICE FOR EFFECTIVE AND MEANINGFUL JEWISH GIVING.

Through our network of partners and our strategic approach to funding, the Jewish Federation identifies, supports and addresses the full range of social service issues and community needs with compassion and foresight, today and into the future. Contact us today to learn more about the work of the Jewish Federation and how you can help make the world a brighter place.

The Jewish Federation www.jfedshaw.org


How the Jewish Federation Does A World of Good.