Federation Impact

Rebuilding a Family and a Future

Judith never expected retirement to be so much work.


When the widowed 67-year-old was awarded custody of her five teenage grandchildren, she needed to support them—financially and emotionally.


She soon realized she couldn’t do it alone. "I needed a support group that was big enough t…

One Summer to Change Everything

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Defeated. Beaten down. Every day was the same for David*. Bullies relentlessly abused the 13-year-old, who has disabilities. In the halls of middle school and in the streets of his neighborhood—living in a small town meant there was no place he could escape his tormentors.

School administ…

Happy Chanukah!


Making a better world takes the right ingredients. Wishing you a happy Chanukah!

Keeping Houston Afloat, A Year After Harvey

One year ago, on August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey bore down on Houston, unloading 19 trillion gallons of water on the city — more than a year’s worth of rain in just five days.

The impact on the local Jewish community was devastating. More than 2,000 Jewish households flooded, and sev…

Support for Children with Special Needs

“I couldn’t learn the Hebrew alphabet to save my life,” admits teenager Max Granitz as he recalls his bar mitzvah preparations. Attending Hebrew school was a challenge for this bright student with Asperger Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that can hinder an individual’s learnin…