The importance of a strong and vibrant Jewish community has never been more clear than it is today. Jewish Federation, in collaboration with partner agencies, our fellow funders, Menorah Heritage Foundation and Jewish Community Foundation, and all congregations, are proud to play a role in safeguarding the most vulnerable among us, and to help coordinate and communicate the efforts of our community partners.
We are all working together to understand the immediate and short-term needs of members of our community and the wider community most impacted by the situation surrounding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This may include emergency financial support for housing and utilities, medicine, food assistance/delivery, and social work/counseling services.
Meanwhile, we have created the Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fundto support areas of greatest need, including supporting our partner agencies and the programs that provide critical community services.
100% of all contributions will directly support those impacted by the pandemic, and/or programs providing critical community services to the most vulnerable and at risk in our community.
First and foremost, know that Federation is here for you. Please, reach out to us if you, or someone you know, need support—be it food assistance, financial support, emotional support or virtual social support.
As a staff, we are taking every precaution to keep ourselves safe so we can continue to effectively and efficiently serve our community during these uncertain times. To that end, Federation employees have begun working remotely until further notice.
We will continue our regularly scheduled meetings via video conference and on the phone with each other and with you. If you have a meeting scheduled with one of us, you will be receiving an individual invitation from us for that video chat or call. However, if you would like to reach any of us via email, please visit our staff page.
In addition, all upcoming Federation events have been cancelled or postponed. These are hard decisions, but first and foremost, we must protect the health and safety of our community members.