Since 1945, Federation has been a source of hope and help for people in need, working to assure that necessities are provided for the most vulnerable members of our community – children, immigrants, the poor, the elderly and the disabled.
Today, the Federation provides the critical resources that bring food, refuge, health care, education and emergency assistance to hundreds of people here in Northeast PA and to millions of Jews around the world.
A gift to the UJA/Federation Annual Campaign provides unrestricted funds to meet urgent, ongoing humanitarian and social service needs of the global Jewish people, encourages and supports Jewish education and our Jewish community and strengthens the relationship between North American Jews and the Israeli people.
Part of your gift remains right in your own community, helping to strengthen this Federation – a premier provider of programs to safeguard and enhance Jewish life at home. Part goes to meet overseas needs through our partners, JAFI and JDC. These dollars help build the Jewish homeland and rebuild strong Jewish communities in over 70 countries around the world.
To meet ongoing needs as well as support programs that benefit diverse populations and circumstances, UJC has put in place a revolutionary approach to overseas funding – an overseas needs and assessment system. This system ensures that a significant amount of the money allocated for overseas purposes will be provided for core services, such as rescue, immigration and absorption, with an increasing amount in the future earmarked by the Federations themselves for other specific, creative and approved projects.
The (UJA/Federation) Annual Campaign is the primary means of meeting the ongoing needs of the Jewish community worldwide. Beyond the annual campaign, a number of other philanthropic opportunities offer a wide variety of programs and projects that stress people-to-people connections in supporting unmet social and human needs in Israel and Jewish communities globally.
Help change the world by making a gift to the Campaign. Now more than ever, we need your support. Particularly during these challenging economic times through one of the many convenient options available: