Federation is dedicated to making a difference in our local community. Through your generosity, we are able to fund Jewish education and literacy efforts; community outreach programs; projects that support Israel, including a new Sister City relationship with Sacramento; Jews with disabilities; and the Jewish Community Relations Council. In 2013, we reinstated Jewish Family Service, which provides a part-time community social worker, a kosher food pantry, deliver of holiday outreach baskets, and centralized senior programming. Plans for 2014 include facilitated support groups, customized community trainings, and short-term direct therapy. Additionally, Federation provides annual allocations to Shalom School, Hillel at Davis and Sacramento, and Hillel at Chico State University.
In partnership with the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), your dollars support Jews in need throughout the world. JDC is a world leader in humanitarian assistance, operating in more than 70 countries worldwide. The organization tackles issues of poverty, disaster response, community development programs, and social services. JAFI, founded in 1929, serves as the official link to the Jewish State and Jewish communities around the globe. For more than 80 years, JAFI has supported Jews in pre-State and modern Israel as well as Jews around the world with projects focuses on rescuing those in distress or at risk, aliyah and immigrant absorption, post-Holocaust immigration, Operation Moses, and more. JAFI operates in more than 80 countries on five continents through a network of more than 450 emissaries.