2017-07-19 / Federation

Federation programs enrich families, youth

The Jewish Federation is committed to providing family and youth services that enrich both the mind and the body. From comprehensive, caring social services to social, cultural, recreational, and educational programming for the whole family— from six weeks to 60+ years old.

For someone like Lisa (name changed to protect privacy), Jewish Federation programming helped make a Jewish home possible. Like a lot of people these days, Lisa cobbles together a living. She’s a freelance photographer, a home organizer, and a designer who’s starting a jewelry business with her mother. She’s also a single mom with full-time custody of two young daughters.

“When you’re a single parent, you do whatever you need to do to make the bills and save money,” said Lisa. During summers, she works at camp so her daughters can attend for a discount. And she does what it takes to provide them with a traditional Jewish home.

Federation and our family of agencies provide Lisa and her children with social connections, Jewish programming, holiday and Shabbat meals, financial assistance, and access to community resources.

“You can’t control love; you can’t control the outcomes, but your kids are forever. It’s not easy being a single parent but…somehow, you make it work,” said Lisa. And Federation is what makes it work for Lisa.

Family and youth programming is just the start of building a strong and vibrant Jewish community. Together, we make an IMPACT.

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