2018-07-18 / Federation

Federation touches the community through engagement

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey engages our South Jersey community by fostering relationships within the Jewish community and between people of all faiths and cultures to help build a better world for today and for the future.

While community engagement is all encompassing, the ways we impact our community are distinctive. Tools for School, for example, is a Jewish teen-led initiative that provides underprivileged students with ready-to-use backpacks, fully stocked with school supplies. Nearly 150,000 individuals in the South Jersey community are unsure of where their next meal is coming from. For those with school-age children, affording school supplies at the start of each new school year can be challenging. Tools for School helps to ease that burden, while teaching leadership and social responsibility to those on the teen board.

In a world where we are still learning new details about the Holocaust, and the bravery of the men and women who suffered, our JCRC reaches 24,000 students, educators, and community members each year through its Esther Raab Holocaust Museum & Goodwin Education Center, teaching the lessons of the Holocaust and tolerance to combat anti-Semitism and bullying.

The Federation Leadership Institute (FLI) has given over 120 rising community leaders an education in Jewish leadership through workshops, guest speakers, and networking opportunities. A sixth cohort just began. Participants will learn new tools and gain valuable insights to grow and sustain our vibrant Jewish community.

This is only a snapshot of how the Jewish Federation family makes an IMPACT through community engagement. Learn more at jewishsouthjersey.org/communityengagement.

Return to top