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Did you enter a Jewish building, event or program this year?

 

September 30, 2022

Stephen Shames

Support for Jewish seniors and other vulnerable populations is a key pillar of the work of the Jewish Federations of North America.

When Jewish summer camps unexpectedly had to cancel their summer programs two years ago after the COVID-19 pandemic hit and before vaccines became available, they faced sudden financial ruin.

Jewish camps are widely recognized as uniquely effective tools for cultivating Jewish identity and leadership, and the prospect of dozens of them across the continent permanently shutting down was seen as a problem not just for camps and their campers, but disastrous for the American Jewish community.

Deeply alarmed, the Jewish Federations of North America swiftly stepped up to lead an emergency fundin...



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