Federation Impact

Helping the World Over

With partners operating in more than 70 countries around the world, odds are you’ll run into Federation somewhere on your travels. From North Africa to South Asia, Latin America to East Africa, we’re on the ground and we’re making a difference.


Sheri and Steve, two longtime Federatio…

Recovering After the Flood

Whenever there’s a call for volunteers in her community, Federation supporter Julie Constantine-Kohlhaas is there. But after a natural disaster cost her family their home, belongings and even lifelong friends, Julie suddenly found herself on the other side of the equation. 


“We’ve a…

A Bigger Slice of the Pie for Small Businesses in Israel

Like most kids, brothers Yossi and Dor Ben Yishai dreamed about pizza. As adults, they transformed that dream into owning their own pizzeria. With the help of Federation partner The Jewish Agency for Israel, they opened a successful Italian restaurant in the largest mall in Be’er Sheva.

B…

Fleeing Ukraine: One Family’s Escape to Israel

Yuri Sohriansky calls the situation in his hometown of Lugansk, in eastern Ukraine, “the end of the world. The houses across from ours in Lugansk were constantly under falling shells and rockets. There is no food, no medicine, everything is shut up. Roads are closed and in the nighttime th…

A Summer Camp Dream Come True for Gavin

Gavin Mason almost couldn’t go to summer camp.
 

A 9-year-old boy with Down Syndrome, Gavin was rejected by a summer program that couldn’t accommodate his significant developmental delays. His mother, Lynne, was used to fighting for him, but with money scarce and expenses high, it look…