Make a Difference
We live in a diverse community and a complicated world with endless challenges. Wouldn’t it feel great to know you’re making a difference in your neighborhood, among your community and on the issues you care about? Get involved with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. We are the gateway to helping one another build better lives here and around the globe. Our network of initiatives and outreach efforts provides opportunities to everyone. We are an inclusive organization that welcomes Jews of all backgrounds. Together we’ll help you find your place.
There is a place for you at Jewish Federation!
Every Woman Matters – Women’s Philanthropy is a remarkable community of women who support the vision of Jewish Federation. Feel the impact of your involvement with volunteerism, tzedakah, programs ranging from serious to lighthearted and everything in-between. Be challenged, inspired, educated, entertained and ultimately enriched, through your engagement with Women’s Philanthropy. Every year our women come together for a very special Spring Luncheon to honor our volunteers and show the impact women have in our community. For more information, please contact Barbara Joyce at [email protected] or call 201-820-3953.
Bonding Through Healthcare – Jewish Federation’s Healthcare Professionals include doctors, dentists and all allied healthcare professionals who live and/or work in our community. The group provides networking and educational opportunities for its members as well as occasions to socialize and celebrate the work of Jewish Federation. It brings its members together to strengthen the bond between northern New Jersey and their medical counterparts in Israel and the greater Diaspora. For more information, please contact Arielle Kuzdral at [email protected] or call 201-820-3911.
Commerce and Professionals
Connect and Network – Jewish Federation’s Commerce and Professionals Division provides opportunities for men and women in the fields of finance, law, insurance and others, who live and work in northern New Jersey, to network, socialize and strengthen their bonds with the Jewish community, here and abroad. Throughout the year there are networking events to enrich your knowledge of various topics and its connection to the Jewish community. For more information, please contact Arielle Kuzdral at [email protected] or call 201-820-3911.
Welcome to Hudson County! – Please join us in welcoming lower Hudson County to our northern New Jersey Jewish community. The cities of Hoboken, Jersey City and Bayonne have come together to create the Hudson County Regional Council which will develop, deepen and advance the relationship between Hudson County and Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. Young professionals, empty nesters, retirees and a growing number of Israelis living in Hudson County are now able to benefit from even more events, activities and programs funded by Jewish Federation such as Moishe House Hoboken, Birthright Israel, One Happy Camper, Synagogue Leadership Initiative and social services. This new partnership will help expand our ability to nurture Jewish life locally in Hudson County and around the world. For more information, please contact Kim Schwartzman at [email protected].
Jewish Community Relations Committee
Advocacy, Activism, Your Voice! – Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Committee advocates for the Jewish community with government officials and leaders of other faith, race, ethnic and public policy interests. JCRC designs programs that seek to prevent and/or address anti-semitism and BDS including the iCAN Teen Conference. JCRC sponsors other programs that promote a greater understanding and positive view of Israel, advocates for government programs which benefit seniors, Holocaust survivors and disabled adults and has post-Election forums and a State Legislative Advocacy Day. For more information, please contact Lori Fein at [email protected] or call 201-820-3946.
Center for Israel Engagement
Connect to Israel ♥ – Jewish Federation’s Center for Israel Engagement enhances the American view of Israeli society, life and culture. CIE strengthens our communal and personal connections to Israel. The Center for Israel Engagement engages our community through Partnership2Gether delegations and exchanges, the Israel Film Festival, Israel experiences for young adults, I ♥ Israel Week and Ulpan, a Hebrew language class. For more information, please contact Ethan Behling at [email protected] or call 201-820-3955.
Jewish Values in Action – Make a difference and experience Tikkun Olam “repairing the world” with Jewish Federation’s hands-on volunteer opportunities, including Mitzvah Day, Bergen Reads and Supplies for Success. These are just three of the many programs Jewish Federation sponsors for individuals, families and organizations. Through volunteering, you can give back to the community. Jewish Federation can connect you to organizations in need of your talents, passion and commitment. Share your interests and get connected to a great volunteer opportunity. For more information, please contact Beth Figman at [email protected] or call 201-820-3947.
Be a Reading Buddy
We Read to Succeed – Jewish Federation’s Bergen Reads literacy program helps public elementary school students enjoy reading and improve their reading skills in a comfortable and friendly environment. Our group of 150 volunteers work with more than 350 students each week in the Hackensack and Teaneck public schools. If you’d like to become a Reading Buddy and have one hour a week to spare during the school day, from October through June, please contact Beth Figman at [email protected] or call 201-820-3947 and we will work to place you in one of our participating schools. No prior experience is necessary – we will provide you with training. If you can read this, you can help a child who can’t.
Attend an Event
You’re Invited! – Our calendar is chock full of events and programs for every interest. Attending an event can be your first step in helping to make our community a better place. It can be a time for you to reconnect with friends you’ve made along the way or an opportunity to make new friends who share similar interests. Don’t be shy – we will welcome you, your friends, your family and your neighbors to get involved. Please search for an event below. We can’t wait to see you!