The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is anguished and outraged by the senseless violence in Las Vegas. As we begin the new year, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the entire Las Vegas community today.

Also, see our response to recent natural disasters and how you can help.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is a volunteer-driven enterprise. Our governance structure involves community volunteers who provide strategic direction and oversight on several levels.

The Board of Directors provide high-level leadership. They are responsible for managing the affairs, administration and property of the Jewish Federation.

The Board of Trustees, a broad and inclusive body that supports the Jewish Federation’s work, approves the annual budget and advises the Board of Directors on community concerns.

Standing committees, mandated by Jewish Federation’s by-laws, include the audit committee, finance committee, campaign committee, real estate committee, endowments committee, Policy, Strategy and Funding Committee, ethics committee, governance committee, investment committee and compensation committee.

Commissions, task forces and ad hoc committees provide volunteer input into the Jewish Federation planning, grant making and programming.