When you participate in Federation's Annual Campaign, you become part of something huge... something powerful... something that is changing lives all over the world. Across the United States and Canada, nearly 150 Jewish Federations and more than 300 network communities raise and distribute more than $2 billion each year to support social welfare, social services, and educational needs. Together, we are among the top 10 charities on the continent - protecting and enhancing the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice), and Torah (Jewish learning).
Locally, our Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford raises around $4.3 million annually to support programs and services for nearly 15,000 local Jewish households. Together, we support crucial programs like senior adult daycare, a kosher food pantry, and counseling for families in crisis. We support leadership development programs to ensure that our community's future is vibrant, scholarship programs that help children spend their first summer at Jewish overnight camp, and Birthright grants that help young adults form a lifelong connection with Israel. And we also support our Jewish brothers and sisters overseas - more than 1.6 million people in 60 countries - who often suffer from religious intolerance and a lack of economic opportunity. See where the money goes here.
Right here in Greater Hartford, we are thousands of donors and hundreds of volunteers who care deeply about ensuring that the Jewish people and our neighbors not only survive but thrive. Join us!