Are you new to our South Jersey Jewish community, planning on moving here, know someone new to the area, or just looking for different ways to connect to Jewish life? JFED can help you or people you know with this transition. Anything from volunteer opportunities to connecting with a synagogue or where to find the best deli. Whatever you need, we are here for you!


Click Here to Request a Welcome Packet for Someone New to the Area


Click Here to Request a Welcome Packet if You Are New to the Area

There's something for everyone! Explore what the Jewish Federation and our family of agencies has to offer.

Looking for a new synagogue, day school, early childhood center, or summer camp? We've got you covered!


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Community Directory.

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If you'd like to speak to someone directly about resources, contact Melissa Leibowitz, Director of Engagement, at or 856-751-9500 x 1407.


Check out our Community Events Calendar for events in our South Jersey Jewish community. Find something for every age and stage of your life, such as the YAD Jews & Brews series, Jewish Business Networking Breakfasts, family-friendly events at the Katz JCC, and regular programs for older adults and individuals with special needs. 

Here, actions speak louder than words. Find a volunteer opportunity that's right for you, and give back to the South Jersey community. It's easy to make a difference in someone's life with your time, your smile, and your compassion.



For business professionals looking to connect Jewishly through networking events.

For young adults (21+) looking to make social connections while exploring their Jewish roots in their post-grad years.

A charitable, grassroots group of women determined to make a difference by combining many donations to make a huge impact on the South Jersey community.

For young change-makers in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Connect with us to strengthen your Jewish identity, network, and make new friends along the way.


  • Older Adults

    Our programming benefits the lives of older adults throughout the South Jersey community every day. Through centralized learning, community resources, and living assistance, we're a supportive environment for people of any age.

  • Special Needs

    South Jersey boasts a variety of special needs programs. Our interconnected and wide ranging programs happen throughout the year, and keep our special needs community interconnected through our online and in person networks such as Jewish Abilities Alliance.

  • Global Connections

    We're responsible advocates for the Jewish homeland and all Jewish communities around the world. We provide support to ensure Jewish identity thrives and Jewish safety is maintained globally.

  • Community Engagement

    We're committed to creating lasting and meaningful ways for Jews to connect and strengthen their Jewish identity. We foster relationships within the Jewish community and between people of all faiths and cultures to help build a better tomorrow.

  • Family & Youth

    Through comprehensive social services, recreational, cultural, and educational programming we're providing families and youth enriching services.

5 Reasons to Love Living in South Jersey

We’re the Garden State. Did you know that New Jersey ranks third nationally in cranberry production; fourth in tomatoes, bell peppers, peaches and cucumbers; and sixth in blueberries? Guess that’s why you’ll find roadside farm stands of delicious, locally grown produce everywhere in the summertime. 


The beach! It doesn’t get better than The Jersey Shore, with 130 miles of beaches, boardwalks, restaurants, and parks. Bring your family “down the Shore” to make fantastic summer memories.


Diners galore. Who doesn’t love a greasy spoon? Some of the country’s top diners are right here in South Jersey, including Ponzio’s in Cherry Hill, The Meadows Diner in Blackwood, Angelo’s Glassboro Diner, The Shamong Diner in Shamong, Tuckahoe Family Diner, and Larry’s II in Vineland.


The Pine Barrens. If you love the outdoors, you will love The Pinelands, 1.1 million acres of gorgeous hiking trails, fishing, canoeing, camping, and birdwatching. If you need a break from the fast pace of life, just head over to Shamong for a day in nature. 


Wawa. No, it’s not just another convenience store. It’s home to the best coffee, the best people, and is the cornerstone of South Jersey culture. Head over to one and watch people fight to hold the door open for you.