Federation Impact

Teaching Coexistence in Casablanca

There are very few schools in the Middle East where Jews and Arabs study together. Most of them are in Israel.

But there’s also one where you’d never expect it—Morocco. A country that’s 99% Muslim, where the Jewish community numbers just 3,000. With the support of Federation partn…

A Federation Model For Success: Chicago’s Israel Children’s Zone

When the Chicago-Kiryat Gat-Lachish-Shafir Partnership was looking to maximize impact with a flagship project six years ago, it didn’t take much effort to identify education as the one area in which the gaps were the most apparent and where our community could have the greatest influence. …

How Do You Say Summer Camp in Greek?

Research has shown that summer camp increases Jewish engagement and pride later in life. In Greece, the success of a Federation-supported summer camp is vital to the continued existence of one of the oldest Jewish communities on earth. See how Greek Jewry is investing in its future by rais…

Fueling Cuba's Jewish Revival

When a Jewish revival began in Cuba in 1991, eight-year-old Monica del Pino was ready and waiting.

 

From 1959 until that day, the small group of Jews who remained in Cuba—just six percent of the pre-Revolution population—had accustomed itself to keeping a low profile. But when the go…

Jess and Emet: Coming Out From Jerusalem

Jessica was in search of something. Just what that was, she wasn’t sure. She was comfortable in her queer identity but didn't know how Judaism played into it. And while she didn’t grow up religious, a Federation-supported post-college Taglit-Birthright Israel trip woke up something Jewis…