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Established in 1940, the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix is the central organization of the Jewish community dedicated to caring for the vulnerable, ensuring a Jewish future, and enhancing and strengthening Jewish life in greater Phoenix, Israel and throughout the world.

As an Emerging Jewish Community, the Federation:

  • Cultivates strategic directions that continuously work to improve and advance a vibrant and responsive Jewish community
  • Helps new Jewish residents or the unaffiliated discover social, religious and community connections
  • Develops effective Jewish leaders

Federation's Departments and Programs:

The Women's Philanthropy, Young Leadership Division, Real Estate & Finance Affinity, and men's outreach programs connect participants with shared interests, commitment and beliefs, and provide multiple opportunities for adults of all ages to come together for education, socialization, leadership development, community outreach and fundraising activities.

Federation missions to Israel and the world beyond provide exciting travel experiences and cultural discoveries.

Our Israel Center builds and maintains the living bridge between our local community and the State of Israel by highlighting its history and people, providing cultural events and promoting Israel travel and experiences:

  • Grossman Scholarships turn dreams into reality for teens who wish to travel to Israel.
  • TIPS Partnerships create dynamic relationships between our local community and the people of Israel working to assist with immigrant absorption, education, economic assistance and community building.

The Community Relations Committee (CRC) encourages social justice through relationship building and education, and promotes unity during times of crisis, celebration and commemoration:

  • Our committees join in partnership with all of the Jewish community agencies, organizations and synagogues to promote information exchange, to develop consensus, to create relationships with elected officials, policy-makers, and grass roots leaders who can help us improve our local quality of life.
  • Our Literacy Project brings more than 70 volunteers to the city's most insulated youth to improve their reading skills and ultimately, their opportunities for a better life.
  • Our coordination of Jewish volunteers for our Volunteer Opportunities Program connect volunteers with agencies that need assistance helping the homeless, ill or needy.

Our JewishNewish program, in partnership with the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix and supported by area congregations and organizations, gives newcomers to the Valley of the Sun the opportunity to:

  • Receive essential information about the greater Phoenix Jewish community and over $3,000 in valuable coupons and discounts to local area restaurants, retailers and professional services
  • Meet new people and make new friendsGet involved in Jewish life
  •  Locate community resources
  • Participate in religious or secular education courses, lecture series and enrichment programs
  • Enjoy a sense of community pride


Through our annual Campaign for Jewish Needs, our 12 local and three overseas partner agencies fund crucial programs that:

  • Introduce youth to Jewish values
  • Provide the elderly with critical support services
  • Enrich the lives of special needs populations
  • Help Jews in worldwide humanitarian crisis
  • Support Israel's social and economic vitality