How the Jewish Federation Serves our Community

Local Jewish Education and Culture

  • Community-wide Jewish Education and Culture Programs for all ages including the Jewish Film Festival, Jewish Author Events, Israel Celebration, Jewish genealogy, Israeli folk dancing, social groups, etc.
  • L’CHAYIM published monthly to keep the Jewish community informed about local, national and international Jewish issues.
  • Community Relations activities include monitoring anti-Semitism and issues of separation of church and state in the community.
  • Israel Advocacy and Initiatives to strengthen local Jewish community ties with Israel.
  • Holocaust Education through the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida to middle and high school students in the community.

 

Overseas

  • Funding to the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) for full-spectrum social services to Israel and Jewish communities in 60+ countries around the world.
  • Partnership 2Gether relationship with the Hadera-Eiron Region in Israel.

 

Local Seniors Services

  • Holiday baskets and teen visits to seniors and senior facilities for Rosh Hashanah, Hanukah and Passover.
  • Seniors & Volunteers Lunch Program.
  • Emerging and pressing needs related to senior housing, health and socialization.

 

Local Case Management Services

  • Non-sectarian, individual and family outreach, information and referral services.
  • Individual life coaching and support services.

 

Local Emergency Services

  • Food Pantry.
  • Emergency financial assistance. 
  • Education and aid associated with natural disasters.

 

Local Community Services

  • Support families of children with special needs.
  • SAT preparatory classes for high school students.
  • Volunteerism.
  • Organizational Collaboration.
  • Assessment and Planning.

 

Jewish Community Foundation

  • An endowment that ensures the long-term financial base of charitable, social and educational programs in our community.
  • Needs-based college scholarships and study scholarships in Israel.
  • Projects and programs aimed at Jewish community enrichment.

Israeli Folk Dancing
Jewish Social Club
Jewish Book Club
Mellow Mah Jongg
Rosh Hashanah Senior Visits

Holocaust Memorial Services
Chanukah Senior Visits
Jewish Community Breakfast
Major Gifts Reception
Jewish Author Event

Lion of Judah Reception
Jewish Film Festival
Passover Senior Visits
Pacesetters
Reception

Annual Meeting