Supporting Jewish Communities Overseas


The Jewish Federation of San Diego County has made significant investments to address the critical needs of the Jewish people around the world. We work with our global partners, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to strengthen Jewish communities, support humanitarian needs, and provide educational and Jewish identity programs.









We believe strengthening Jewish Peoplehood in the diaspora is the core of the Jewish Federation’s work overseas. We strongly believe in the value of “Arvut Hadadit”, collective responsibility. As such, we support our global partners in their holy work of providing aid to vulnerable Jews, strengthening Jewish communities, and cultivating the Jewish future. 




For decades the Jewish Federation has supported and provided funding to two highly experienced and trusted organizations: The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). Both organizations have people on the ground to provide direct services to a vulnerable population, and to implement identity-building programs.




Lyudmila, St. Petersburg, Russia: With a pension of only $116 USD monthly, Lyudmila relies on JDC  to subsidize the cost of her many essential medicines, as well as help her pay for food, utilities, and rent. “My life is totally dependent on JDC,” Lyudmila said.


For more information contact Miri Ketayi at 858.737.7138.