We Believe in Tikkun Olam and Tzedakah
Our Jewish community has a long tradition of humanitarianism. The broad reach of Federation and our partners JDC, JAFI and ORT assures that we, as a community, can respond instantly to assist those in need. In addition to emergency response work, our network of community partners in the San Diego Jewish community and across the country focus on providing basic human services. Together, we provide the safety net of services upon which our most vulnerable rely. Under the current economic challenges faced by our community, many long-time donors have now found themselves on the other side of the table. It has been heartening for many to find the caring hand they had been supporting for many years is now there for them in their time of need.
An important aspect of the work we do is to develop and strengthen Jewish identity, as individuals and as a collective - to preserve our history and create lasting cultural connections. The strong and capable Jewish leaders of tomorrow will require support and education that instill Jewish values and pride in Israel. Federation and its partners remain committed to building and maintaining a resilient sense of Jewish identity and continuity.
Israel & Overseas
Federation and its partner programs provide unique opportunities to connect San Diegans to Israel and other Jewish communities worldwide - working to strengthen the Jewish people globally. We feed, shelter and provide healthcare and medicine to Jews in the former Soviet Union; rescue Jews whose lives are threatened in several corners of the world; and connect the next generation to Israel as a core part of their identity.
Now more than ever, there is a need for clear advocacy on Jewish issues, here in San Diego, Sacramento and Washington D.C. The Jewish Federation of San Diego County, and its partners, forge connections among different Jewish groups and within the larger community and take a proactive role in maintaining Israel’s positive standing in society.
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