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Israel goes beyond its borders to save a life, change the world, make a difference.  Israel is more than just a country.  Israel is people helping other people.

Support the Jewish Federation of NEPA

The Federation raises funds through its annual UJA Campaign and allocates these funds locally, regionally, as well as internationally for Israel and overseas Jewish needs through the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (AJDC) in 59 countries throughout the world.  Watch our video to see WHO BENEFITS FROM YOUR GIVING and consider making a donation!

The Jewish Federation of NEPA

It is YOUR portal to all things Jewish in Northeastern Pennsylvania, to the world of Jewish values, activities, learning, events, and charitable works – we are your gateway to Jewish life.

The Federation is the preeminent philanthropic organization for taking care of problems that Jews face and for strengthening Jewish community and supporting the development of our future, as a vital, vibrant, self-sustaining people. The Federation stands at the center of a network of partner agencies capable of reaching out to Jews throughout the world suffering from unemployment, poverty, problems associated aging, disabilities, illness, domestic violence, terrorism, and much more.

We have a wealth of programs aimed at strengthening Jewish identity and supporting Jewish continuity, programs such as sponsored trips to Israel for teens and adults, Jewish education to instill the meaning and values of our tradition and programs for training the community leaders of tomorrow.

Feeding the Hungry

From food pantries in Scranton, to Meals on Wheels, to deliveries of provisions

Helping the Elderly

Assisting with housing, food, activities or legal representation.

Promoting Jewish Continuity

Providing assistance to all denominations of religious schools

Enhancing Jewish Life

Through programs, news, updates, and events.

Latest News

#WeRemember Holocaust Memorial Campaign Spreads to 45 Countries

January 18th, 2018|0 Comments

 A global campaign encouraging millions of people to use social media to raise awareness about the Holocaust is [...]

NPR Buries the Facts

January 10th, 2018|0 Comments

An NPR piece entitled, “Israel Accused Of Revoking Thousands Of Jerusalem Residency Permits From Palestinians,” buried, and in [...]

Jews and Economics

December 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Mikeitz(Genesis 41:1-44:17) Jews and Economics We know that Jews have won a disproportionate number of Nobel Prizes: [...]

Live Donor Needed – URGENT

December 14th, 2017|0 Comments

To the NEPA Community, Our 11-month-old son, Noam (Michael) has a rare liver disease, Biliary Atresia.  Noam already had a surgery [...]

Trump, often polarizing, draws broad Jewish and Christian support on Jerusalem

December 8th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues pertaining to President Donald Trump, [...]

Four Ways The New York Times Botches Coverage of Jerusalem

December 7th, 2017|0 Comments

The run-up to President Trump’s speech about Jerusalem provided the New York Times with an opportunity to put [...]

Rare ancient temple and vessels discovered on IDF training grounds

December 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Using drones,Israeli archaeologists recently exposed an exciting find so rare that similar sites in the nation can [...]

Ill-Defined: Google and Oxford Dictionary’s ‘Jew’ Issues

November 27th, 2017|0 Comments

UPDATE In an email correspondence with HonestReporting, an Oxford University Press spokesperson has told us that editorial teams [...]

November 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Watch: Meet the Women of Israel Jerusalem is all about the people. Getting to know [...]

Upcoming Events

Tu BiShvat / טו בשבט

January 30 @ 5:25 pm - January 31 @ 6:00 pm

Purim / פורים

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - March 1 @ 6:30 pm

Passover / פסח

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - April 7 @ 8:30 pm

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