Together, we support Israel and our global Jewish responsibility

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For a century, Federation CJA has played a central role in supporting Jews worldwide through an unparalleled network of national and international partners. We are uniquely able to amplify our impact worldwide including mobilizing resources in Israel and any corner of the Jewish world and planning for the future with advanced research tools and innovations.

In 2017-18, Federation CJA allocated $3.8 million to Israel in our direct investments and through our national and international partnerships with the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Hayesod and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Investment in Israel

Investment in Israel by Federation CJAFederation CJA’s relationship with Israel reflects the deeply held commitment of our community to Israel and its people; we stand in solidarity with Israel during times of peace and times of conflict. While we continue to support Jews in need in Israel, our relationship has also evolved over time, moving beyond that of donor-recipient to one of mutual growth and strengthening of Jewish identity.


Supporting Our Partnership Region

Basic Needs Federation CJAWe are proud of the strong partnership we have with our sister region of Beer Sheva and Bnei Shimon. Since 1988, we have worked collaboratively and strategically with our local, national and international partners and we have played a key role in changing the very landscape of the Negev, ensuring Jewish vibrancy and a strong future in Israel, and strengthening our own Jewish identity here at home.

6,500 children, youth and adults from Beer Sheva and Bnei Shimon took part in Federation CJA supported programs that help improve quality of life.


Rescue and Crisis

Basic Needs Federation CJAWhen crisis strikes anywhere in the world, Federation CJA, through our national and international partners, is there to provide critical assistance, delivered quickly and effectively. This is the power of the collective gift and the strength of our network: Our impact is greater because we don’t act alone.

In 2016, Federation CJA’s Israel Fire Relief Fund raised $50,000 for victims of the devastating blaze.


Global Jewish Responsibility

Basic Needs Federation CJARecent events in Europe have left Jews feeling vulnerable locally and globally. In 2015, Initiative France-Montréal, a multi-partner program for French Jews interested in immigrating to Montreal, was launched to facilitate the immigration process, employment and integration into the Montreal Jewish community.

Last year, despite ongoing political and economic challenges, over 60,000 impoverished Jews across the Ukraine received critical care services including food, medicine, and clothing for the harsh winter.