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Celebrating our Impact: Jewish Federation of Delaware

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We Are Stronger Together

In its role as a community convener, DANA member, the Jewish Federation of Delaware’s funds and supports a community-wide network of organizations throughout Delaware and the Brandywine Valley that feed, clothe and rescue people in need, while also educating and connecting people to their Jewish identify.

This year their work has funded a range of community services through their five local beneficiary agencies including Albert Einstein AcademyJewish Family Services of DelawareSiegel Jewish Community Center, University of Delaware Hillel and the The Kutz Home.  Through the generosity of their valued donors, Federation has provided critical support including:

  • Providing over 4,800 senior meals at the Siegel JCC
  • Delivering over 4,500 PJ Library books to children throughout Delaware
  • Serving more than 3,200 clients through Jewish Family Services of Delaware
  • Reaching over 2,300 community members monthly through the Jewish VOICE publication
  • Connecting with more than 2,000 students at University of Delaware
    Inspiring nearly 1,400 Annual Campaign donors and volunteers through ongoing education and engagement opportunities

Every day, Jewish Federation of Delaware makes our community and the world a better place by acting on shared values of caring and compassion (chesed), facilitating learning (Torah), repairing the world (tikkun olam) and social justice (tzedakah).

We each have stories about our involvement and connection to our community. The Jewish Federation of Delaware is proud to take an active role in supporting those experiences while at the same time, support the life changing and lifesaving services for those most in need in Delaware, Israel and around the world — and we do it with dignity and compassion,” says CEO Seth J. Katzen.

Beyond its community focus, the Federation has focused on its principles of excellence, being recognized as a trusted and transparent organization receiving Charity Navigator’s four-star rating, GuideStar’s Platinum Level and GreatNonprofit’s Top-Rated Award.  Jewish Federation of Delaware understands that by working TOGETHER (yachad) we can accomplish so much more than any one person working alone.

As a reminder, I’m inviting DANA member nonprofits to share their impact stories through my “Celebrating our Impact” blog. Please send me your story to [email protected], with a picture and brief paragraph on what you do and how it transforms the lives or the community. Collectively, our stories can help to inform the community on the great and impactful work nonprofits do across Delaware.