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Jewish Federation of San Diego County stands with the people of Israel and condemns this past week’s horrific acts of terror against innocent civilans. May their memories be for a blessing and may their families be comforted by all mourners of Zion.
Enhancing Security in the Face of Rising Antisemitism
Join Jewish Federation of San Diego County for an important, timely event on a major issue facing San Diego, our country, and the world today: securing our Jewish institutions in the face of rising antisemitism. The event features both national and local experts sharing successes and challenges about this critical issue. Learn how you can be a part of a historic $1 million investment to strengthen and ensure the security of local synagogues and organizations. Together, our community will unite and will help chart a more secure path forward, together. Register Here.
Meet one of our guides on the CommUNITY Trip to Israel 2023
We are busy lining up amazing tour guides for our CommUNITY trip to Israel May 4-11, 2023! Get to know one of them in this brief video and learn more about the trip here. Then sign up to join with others from across the San Diego Jewish community for an incredible Israel travel experience with 5 star accommodations, VIP access to events and dignitaries, and more. Whether it’s your first or tenth time, together let’s experience Israel’s immense natural beauty, dynamic religious expressions, rich culture and history, vibrant cuisine, incredible innovations, and remarkable and diverse people.
Developing New Solutions to Fight Poverty in the San Diego Jewish Community
Through a monthly Working Group on Jewish Poverty & Sustainability, community partners are coming together to both identify the challenges facing Jewish families and ways to overcome them. Along with Federation, the Working Group includes Hebrew Free Loan, Impact Cubed, Jewish Community Foundation San Diego, Jewish Family Service, the Kindness Initiative and Seacrest at Home. Nearly 20 percent of Jewish households earn less than $30,000 annually but often are unaware of government resources that can lift them up. The Working Group uses its network to educate those who could benefit from the earned income tax credit and assistance provided by 2-1-1 San Diego and the San Diego EITC Coalition. Darren Schwartz of Federation spoke with the San Diego Union Tribune and KUSI about these efforts.
Emergency Campaign for Ukraine
With your support and support from incredible organizational partners, Federation has raised over $500,000 to help provide shelter, food and other goods, medical services, emergency Aliyah support, and more to Jews in harm’s way. All of the funds, which continue to come in, are forwarded through Jewish Federations of North America to our overseas partners–The Jewish Agency for Israel, Joint Distribution Committee, and World-ORT. One of our generous donors, Gary Shekhter, and his daughter Sarah, recently were in Ukraine providing on-the-ground relief with supplies collected and packaged by Federation. They were living out our Jewish values in the most impactful way. Make your donation today.