For more than a century, the Jewish Federation has been proud to Carry the Light for Philadelphia by embracing three key roles: convening the community, encouraging and stewarding the generosity of our donors, and making grants to meet critical needs.

By mobilizing our combined resources, making everyone feel included, and strengthening our values and traditions, we ensure that all of us can enjoy meaningful Jewish journeys.

Serving vulnerable populations

We make a vital difference in Jewish lives at home, in Israel and around the world, addressing the full range of social service needs and providing lifesaving humanitarian relief. When a child needs an education or a family loses their income, Jewish Federation is there. We make sure a Holocaust Survivor isn’t deserted, and that no one who is disabled is without assistance. Jewish Federation holds out a safety net. And we’ll never let it fall.

Facilitating community engagement

Because we truly believe we are stronger together, we connect Jews from different generations and backgrounds to celebrate our shared history and peoplehood. Together with our network of agencies, we build welcoming, vibrant Jewish communities and give people of all ages access to Jewish experiences and to each other.

Promoting Jewish life and learning

From schools to camps to synagogues, from Israel trips to cultural events, the Jewish Federation is woven into the fabric of Jewish life. Every community member, no matter their interests, affiliation, neighborhood or orientation, can find fun, inspiration and opportunities for growth through formal and informal Jewish education experiences.