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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

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Meaningful trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage: a Living Memorial to the Holocaust

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On a rainy Wednesday, May 16, 2018, close to thirty people from Scranton and the Poconos headed [...]

American Joint Distribution Committee Representative Sean Goldstone Speaks to Jewish Federation of NEPA

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Sean Goldstone of the American branch of the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) spoke to a group of [...]

Guatemala follows US, moves embassy to Jerusalem

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Guatemala made history when it followed the US in moving its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. [...]

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Gaza is facing yet another humanitarian crisis as a result of Hamas’ violent and destructive actions.  By: [...]

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Two-thirds of Millennials interviewed, between the ages of 18 and 34, could not identify what Auschwitz is. [...]

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