Welcome to our South Jersey Jewish community. The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey and our family of agencies (Katz Jewish Community Center, Jewish Community Relations Council, Jewish Community Voice, Samost Jewish Family & Children's Service, Jewish Senior Housing and Healthcare Service, Jewish Community Foudation, Inc., and Jewish Community Properties) look forward to working with you to continue to enhance our vibrant Jewish community.
On this page, you can find information on programs and services that are available to your organization, learn more about the Federation and our family of agencies, see what grants and financial awards are available, and discover marketing opportunities that can assist you in promoting your upcoming events.
Aleph Home Care is a department of Jewish Federation and is an accredited, state-licensed, home care agency providing personal care, companion care, transitional care nursing, and transportation services to help older adults age in place with peace of mind. From one hour of care to 24/7, Aleph helps care for the most vulnerable in our community. Visit alephsnj.org for more information.
Community collaboration starts with JFED’s CII department. CII oversees programs such as PJ Library, Gift of Israel, Community Engagement, and Planning through convening a number of councils several times a year. Councils include the Presidents Council, ECC Directors Council, Religious/Supplemental/Day School Directors, and organization directors. The following CII programs are available to support YOUR members:
Financial Aid: When you need a helping hand, JFED is there for our community. We offer financial assistance for Jewish overnight camps, early childhood, and our JCC Camps at Medford. This is achieved through the generosity of The Raymond & Gertrude R. Saltzman Foundation and our annual Fund campaign. Our Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. (JCF) offers awards and scholarships as well. Visit jewishsouthjersey.org/financial-assistance for more information.
JCP manages JFED’s property and real estate assets. The JCP Board (made up of “volunteers”) is experienced in the real estate industry (property management, landlord tenant relations, construction, etc.) and has developed relationships with numerous community partners and vendors resulting in opportunities for enhanced facility management, energy-saving, and other potential cost-sharing opportunities. Please contact Rob Kiewe at firstname.lastname@example.org if a consultation may help your organization.
JFED and our family of agencies offer robust cultural, educational, recreational, and social programming for adults age 60 and older. Additionally, our Supportive Services Navigator is available to provide individualized assistance and assist you in navigating the myriad of opportunities. Contact Lauren Rudin at email@example.com for more information.
We are fortunate to be one of the first communities in North America partnering with the Secure Community Network (SCN) to have an on-site security advisor, Doron Horowitz. Doron is a leader in the security field and is available to assist local Jewish organizations with developing security protocols, best practices, and training exercises. Doron can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Building relationships. Connecting communities. Meeting challenges. JCRC is the voice of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey on issues of public policy, social advocacy, and community outreach. JCRC fosters constructive relationships within the Jewish community and among people of all faiths and cultures regarding Jewish- and Israel- oriented issues. Visit jcrcsnj.org for more information.
The award-winning Voice is the newspaper of record for Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties in Southern New Jersey. Since its first issue on September 19, 1941, the Voice has featured the best in local, national, and international news coverage. Today, the Voice is a biweekly paper; Attitudes, a lifestyle magazine published twice a year; Connect, an annual guide to the Jewish Federation agencies, synagogues and organizations serving the Jewish community, and a vibrant website with an active social media presence. Visit jewishvoicesnj.org for more information.
Independence. Affordability. Community. Tradition. Life at a JSHHS community offers all of these things. At JSHHS, we provide three safe and affordable independent living apartment communities where seniors can age comfortably while enjoying a carefree lifestyle, Jewish traditions and the camaraderie of a caring community. JSHHS is a not-for-profit agency committed to providing the benefits of quality housing and compassionate healthcare services to limited-income seniors and their families. Our community-based housing creates a dignified and respectful environment consistent with Jewish values. We are widely recognized for the quality of our communities and for the excellence of the services we provide to our residents. Through collaborative partnerships, we honor our seniors and strive to offer them excellent programs to enhance their social, cultural and spiritual well-being. Visit jshhs.org for more information.
There’s something about this place.® The JCC is committed to promoting and enriching Jewish culture, heritage, values and lives by providing outstanding educational, social and fitness and wellness programs and experiences for our community. Our vision is to be the premier Jewish social, cultural, recreational and educational center that serves the South Jersey community. We strive to preserve and enrich Jewish culture, heritage and values by providing programs and services for all ages and abilities. Visit katzjcc.org for more information.
For more than 75 years, JFCS has provided comprehensive, caring social services to residents of Southern New Jersey. JFCS serves people of every age, faith, and background—strengthening individuals, families, and our community. No one is ever turned away due to an inability to pay. We are dedicated to providing programs and supports that empower our neighbors in need to experience lives full of hope and promise. JFCS offers five core services: Counseling & Support Groups; Family Assistance; 60+ Senior Services; Special Needs; and Volunteer Opportunities. Visit jfcssnj.org for more information.
How can the JCF maximize your philanthropy, as well as help maintain the vitality of this Jewish community for the future? First, to assist donors with their annual giving, the JCF provides donor advised funds (DAFs), which are akin to having a charitable checking account: Open a DAF; contribute cash, appreciated stock, or other assets to the fund and gain immediate tax benefits; and recommend grants to your favorite charitable causes at any time. Subsequently, the JCF administers endowment funds to ensure a stream of annual income benefiting designated nonprofits and synagogues for generations on end, while also offering reserve funds to help these organizations thrive. The JCF welcomes the chance to discuss your own philanthropic or organizational goals. Lastly, we invite you to learn more about our Scholarship & Emerging Leader Awards for deserving individuals and JCF Grants for new and innovative programs and services. Visit jcfsnj.org for more information.
Grant Opportunities for Nonprofits
Awards are available to bring positive change to the lives of Jewish women and girls in SNJ and around the world. Visit jewishsouthjersey.org/jwf/grants for more information.
Grants for new and innovative programming are available for nonprofits serving the Southern New Jersey Jewish and secular community. Visit jcfsnj.org/grants for more information.
Financial Awards for Individuals
A variety of funds provide financial awards for local scholars and emerging leaders. Visit jcfsnj.org/scholarships for more information.
Funds are available for Jewish overnight camp as well as teen Israel or leadership programs. Visit jewishsouthjersey.org/financial-assistance for more information.
Our South Jersey Jewish community is fortunate to have a very full schedule. To ease the scheduling process, we have a Community Planning Calendar at jewishsouthjersey.org/planningcalendar that shows upcoming events and meetings. Whether you are planning a big event or a meeting, you want to be sure there are no conflicts.
We also have an online Community Events Calendar that can be viewed at jewishsouthjersey.org/calendar where the default view is just our upcoming events (and no meetings).