The Jewish Federation is dedicated to supporting organizations, institutions and synagogues throughout Greater Philadelphia. See below for a complete list of resources available to you.

What is the Jewish Federation’s philanthropic mission and how can people give?

Since 1901, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has served as the hub of the region’s Jewish communities, providing an infrastructure of support for Jewish people and organizations in need. Through grants, emergency funding, restricted gifts, endowments, and our partnership with the Foundation for Jewish Day Schools, we invest more than $61 million each fiscal year to care for those in need locally, support Israel and global Jewry, and secure our Jewish future.

You can see the impact of our work by clicking here. To donate to the Jewish Federation, click here.

What grant opportunities are available?

We are passionate about connecting Jewish organizations and leaders with resources intended to help the Jewish community flourish. To browse our grant opportunities, click here.

If you are a nonprofit organization in the Greater Philadelphia area interested in a grant opportunity, please contact grants@jewishphilly.org.

What types of scholarships are available?

We don’t want anything to stop you from pursuing your Jewish journey. Find out about school, camp and Israel travel assistance opportunities by clicking here.

What travel opportunities are available?

The Jewish Federation offers exciting adventures to make cultural discoveries in Israel and Jewish communities around the world. To learn more and to find the right opportunity for you, click here.

What resources are available for congregation missions?

If you are planning a mission to Israel or around the world and would like assistance with speakers, mission logistics or itineraries, please contact the Jewish Federation’s Mission’s Department at missions@jewishphilly.org. You can learn about our upcoming missions by clicking here.

What security resources are available?

The Jewish Federation is committed to ensuring the safety and security of Jewish institutions and the community as a whole. In partnership with the Secure Community Network (SCN), we offer trainings, walkthroughs and assessments, security guidance, and other resources. To learn more, click here. For questions, please contact security@jewishphilly.org.

What IT resources are available to help my congregation?

For guidance and recommendations on software and hardware for your organization, the Jewish Federation’s Director of Information Technology and Systems is available for consultations at IT@jewishphilly.org.

What volunteer opportunities are available?

The Jewish Federation and grantee organizations have a variety of volunteer opportunities for those who share a passion for doing good. To learn more, click here

If you have a recurring volunteer opportunity in Greater Philadelphia that you’d like advertised, please contact the Jewish Federation’s Leadership Development and Governance Department at lrubin@jewishphilly.org.

How can I promote my events to your community?

Community organizations, agencies and congregations in the Greater Philadelphia area can be included in the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Kehillot (community) newsletters, which are scheduled throughout the year. To submit your event, click here.

Make sure to check our community calendar by clicking here

Additionally, the Jewish Exponent’s event calendar accepts submissions with promotional opportunities. To learn more, click here.

What programs are available for teens?

The Jewish Federation supports various programs for teens to volunteer, gain leadership skills, and connect with their Jewish identity and community. To see a list of opportunities, click here

What advocacy resources are available?

Discover how you can stand up for the Jewish people in Greater Philadelphia, Israel and elsewhere around the world through the Jewish Federation’s resources on combating antisemitism and advocacy

Additionally, you can connect with the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), which is made up of civic-minded individuals and local Jewish agencies involved in advocacy and public affairs who engage in issues that are important to the Jewish community. Click here to learn more about their work and how your institution can be involved.

Who should people contact if they are new to the community?

The Jewish Federation supports a vibrant alliance of synagogues, community volunteers and representatives from Jewish community organizations all over Greater Philadelphia. These Kehillot (communities) work together within geographic areas to create inspired Jewish communities and offer programming and enrichment for all ages. You can learn more about the Kehillot by clicking here or emailing community@jewishphilly.org.

What affinity groups does the Jewish Federation offer?

Within the Jewish Federation, there are many opportunities to connect with like-minded peers, whether through shared interests or a common life stage. Each affinity group has special events, meaningful programming, leadership opportunities and curated missions. Affinity groups include Jewish Federation Real Estate (JFRE), NextGen, Women of Vision, Women’s Philanthropy. Click here to learn more about each affinity group the Jewish Federation offers. 

How do I stay up to date on what the Jewish Federation is doing?

The best way to stay informed about what is happening at the Jewish Federation is by signing up for our email list or following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

You can also click here to see our statements and blogs.

Where should I go if I am looking for a Jewish communal job or hiring for a position?

Below are resources for Jewish communal jobs:

For further information or questions, contact community@jewishphilly.org.

Where should I go if I am looking to widen my Jewish communal professional network and gain new skills?

The Jewish Federation is a proud member of JPRO, which connects, educates, inspires, and empowers the people who work in the Jewish nonprofit sector. You can learn more about their networking opportunities and workshops by clicking here

For further information or questions, contact community@jewishphilly.org.