Your Partner in Doing a World of Good
For 50 years, Federation has helped create and sustain a vibrant Jewish community that is proud of our religious and historical heritage and puts Jewish values into action. Our values are the foundation of our mission – strengthening Jewish peoplehood, energizing our relationship with Israel, and meeting the needs of our community now and into the future. Thanks to your involvement, we are doing a world of good in the greater Palm Beaches and around the world. Click here for more information.
The hundreds of thousands that have been helped throughout the years by Federation and our network of local and overseas partners live around the corner and around the world. They all have compelling stories of salvation, redemption and resolve. One of the people helped is Ken, a successful real estate developer who recently found himself unemployed. Ken began attending Federation-funded programs designed for unemployed businessmen. Still optimistic about the future, Ken added, “Federation kept me connected with other positive, like-minded Jewish people. It just makes you feel like you’re not alone.”
Then, there is Mina, an 85-year-old woman living alone in St. Petersburg, Russia – one of Federation’s overseas partnered communities. Thanks to Federation-funded programs, Mina pays for her food with a pre-paid card provided by Hesed, a network of Jewish social service agencies that represent a lifeline for Jewish people throughout the former Soviet Union. Hesed also assists with laundry, cleaning and transportation for errands and social activities. “It would be impossible for us to live without this support,” Mina said.
Lauren, who is Jewish, lives with her husband Mike, who is not Jewish, and their daughter Madeline. “My concern was how we are going to raise our child Jewishly when I needed to educate my child as well as my husband,” Lauren said. “Mike didn’t really understand that it’s not just a religion.” Enter the PJ Library for the Greater Palm Beaches, part of a national program that delivers Jewish-themed picture books to subscribers’ homes each month. “It’s a beautiful introduction for my child and husband to Judaism,” Lauren said.
As Federation begins its next 50 years, we are poised to reach out even further, extend our network to more people in need, better facilitate uniting our people, and give a voice to every member of our extended Jewish family so that no one is ever turned away. As Jews, we are called upon to be a light unto nations. Help us work to fulfill our mission; help us build a strong foundation for the next generation; and help us continue to be a light onto the nations of the world.