Federation Impact

Strengthening Family in the Negev

When 8-year-old Itzik first met Shimrit, his mentor, he was so shy he could barely look her in the eye. But after three years of working closely with her, Itzik’s confidence grew tremendously. He’s now active in school, and much more willing to reach out to family and new friends.

“I Know That This Is My Passion”: Karen’s Journey with Masa Israel

Karen Klein will always remember childhood summers visiting her mom’s family in Tel Aviv. Raised in the U.S. with a strong love for Zionism, she founded and ran a pro-Israel advocacy organization at her college, and sought out other ways to support the Jewish homeland from abroad.  
 

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A Furry Friend Helps Heal Post-Conflict Trauma

Five-year-old Guy has spent his entire young life in Ashkelon, an Israeli city only miles from the Gaza border. He knows what to do when sirens warning of incoming rockets wail: run to the nearest safe room as quickly as possible and hide.
 

During Operation Protective Edge, when a rocket …

Michelle’s Tradition of Giving with Women’s Philanthropy

Growing up in a tight-knit Jewish community, giving tzedakah wasn't just a hobby for Michelle--it was a way of life.
 

Now she's giving back in a much bigger way--together with so many other Jewish women in Women's Philanthropy.
 

"It's so powerful to see so many dynamic women...say, 'gi…

A Match Made by Federation

What happens when a Jew from Mexico locks eyes with a Jew from Israel across a crowded room?


Marcos and Shlomit were perfect strangers when they met at a Federation event for young adults. But their shared love for Jewish community quickly became the foundation of an international romance.…