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Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania is your gateway to Jewish life. Join us and help foster our Jewish community and help Jews in need -locally, in Israel, and throughout the world.  READ MORE…

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The Mission of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania is to rescue the imperiled, care for the vulnerable, support Israel, and revitalize and perpetuate the Jewish communities of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

This Mission is accomplished through coordinated fundraising, resource development and distribution of resources through a federated system of local, regional, national and overseas programs and beneficiary agencies, which provide for the humanitarian, social welfare, educational and cultural needs of the Jewish people.


Invariably, the Federation has managed to achieve a balance as equitable as possible for all concerned and by meeting the needs of our local agencies through allocations and supplementary grants, where indicated. At the same time, there is a strong commitment to our overseas allocations, which has been an historic factor in our successful campaigns. The Jewish Federations Israel/Overseas allocation hovers around 30% of allocatable dollars – one of the highest percentages in the country. The national average is 17%. READ MORE…


The annual allocations process is an intensive undertaking begun in January when budget application forms are sent to each of the Federation’s recipient agencies with agency budget deadlines normally set for mid-March. At the same time, the Federation divides the Allocations Committee into five (5) Allocations Teams consisting of members of the Federation Board of Trustees. READ MORE.