Federation Impact

PJ Library Is The Gift For This Mom and Son

Robyn and Daniel Raskin had never seen a tzedakah box like it before.


It was white. Flat. And made of construction paper.


But since they started receiving books from PJ Library six years ago, mother and son are used to getting unexpected surprises delivered right to their door.


Funded …

Across an Ocean, a Jewish Community Plants New Roots

Olga Abezgauz was only 10 when she immigrated to America—a world away from her hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia. Almost overnight, she and her family were transplanted to a radically different place, where people spoke a language they didn’t understand. They knew restarting their live…

Challah and Naan: Jewish Life in India

Of the 1,500 languages spoken in India, there is not a single word for anti-Semitism. That’s one of Nissim Pingle’s favorite facts about Jewish life in India—a legacy that’s millennia old. Since he was a teenager, Nissim has been a stand-out leader, dedicated to building Jewish com…

Engineering a Jewish Education in Argentina and Beyond

 Leandro Margulis grew up surrounded by Jewish community in Buenos Aires. He went to Jewish day school, celebrated holidays with youth group friends and played sports at Jewish youth clubs.


So when the budding engineer needed to choose a high school, he knew ORT’s Almagro Technical High…

Urgent Need in Ukraine

Fourteen-year-old Marianna Tikich loves to perform at community celebrations and practice music at her local JCC. It’s a bright spot amid a difficult life in Mariupol, a city of about 500,000 people in southeastern Ukraine, where political and economic crises have hit hard. Many Jews in Ma…