Reaching across the community and the globe
Each year, community leaders work together to determine where funds raised from the previous year's campaign should be allocated. Efforts are made to ensure that dollars are strategically distributed to meet community needs. Everyone benefits.
Locally, the Federation assists many partner agencies and institutions with programs to help people in need and to further educational, social and cultural Jewish life. Overseas, annual campaign funds fuel initiatives in
Beneficiary Agencies and Programs at Home:
Jewish Community Center of Allentown
Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley
Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley
Jewish Continuity Grants (camp scholarships, teen experience scholarships, teacher training/conference scholarships, community sederim project, Jewish family life education synagogue grants)
Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding
Hillel Societies at Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Muhlenberg College and Moravian College
Bethlehem and Easton community grants
Lehigh Valley Kashrut Commission
Beneficiary Agencies and Programs Overseas:
Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)
Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
Organization for Rehabilitation and Training (ORT)
Partnership programs in Israel including Yoav and Maalot
Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)
Federation helps to fulfill a sacred Jewish promise which has shaped our culture for generations: the promise to build and care for our community here and around the world. The JFLV strives to meet the community's needs today, while planning for the future.
Your participation in Federation and all of its activities will assure that future.
Together, we do extraordinary things.
What Your Dollars Do
$18 provides a food package for an elderly Jew in the former
$54 provides an annual dental screening/cleaning for an indigent senior
$180 provides assistance from JFS' Jewish Fund for Human Needs to prevent the spiral into homelessness
$365 delivers a child-sized wheelchair to a victim of terror attacks in
$400 provides free Jewish-themed books and music every month for a year for 10 children in the
$750 provides six months of vitamins and medicines for a Jewish newborn in
$1,000 provides employment training for Ethiopian immigrants in
$2,000 provides one scholarship for a summer
$5,000 provides transportation, rent and other basic needs for a new immigrant family for one year