Federation Impact

How Federation’s Helping One Lone Soldier Find Her Wings In Israel

Kareen Haim just didn’t fit in with the other teens at her American high school.

In her home, Friday nights were for family, not hanging out with friends. She wasn’t much into partying, anyway.

As a child, her parents took her to Israel every summer to visit dozens of aunts, uncles an…

Moving Mountains in Nepal

Mira lived with her husband and two children in Godavari, a slum in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. She was a seamstress, adding to the household’s meager income by sewing sweaters to help others through the brutal highland cold. They didn’t have much, but they saved what they could, and …

From Lonely Widower to Big Man on Campus

Harry was lonely. After his wife of 48 years passed away, he found himself alone in his condo. The pictures of smiling loved ones that lined nearly every surface of his home only made him lonelier.

 

His daughters Jackie, Sherrie and Judy hated seeing their father grow old this way, and t…

Jewish School Becomes a Family for This Single Mom

Marcy’s life was in shambles. Her husband had recently passed away from cancer. She was getting fewer and fewer hours at work. Her daughter Shira was struggling socially at school.

 

And just when life at Shira’s school became intolerable, Marcy’s work hours were cut to zero. She ha…

In Washington, Advocating for and with People with Disabilities

Advocating with and on behalf of people with disabilities is a key Federation priority. In Washington, DC, we are a leading voice calling for groundbreaking policy decisions that drastically improve quality of life and opportunity for people with disabilities, their families and their suppor…