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Who We Are

Federation of Jewish Communities

Mission & Vision


Welcome to the world of Federation, where the Jewish values of compassion, charity, generosity and responsibility inspire us to improve the quality of life for people in our community, in Israel and in over 70 countries every day.
Federation is the PEOPLE WHO CARE enough to want to perfect an imperfect world. 
Federation is the PASSION OF COMMITMENT, where TZEDAKAH and a sense of SOCIAL JUSTICE can MAKE A DIFFERENCE in someone's life.
OUR MISSION is to mobilize the Jewish Community to address issues, meet needs and build an agenda for the future.  
OUR VISION is to bring Jewish people together into a community coalition, grounded in Jewish teaching and heritage, to strengthen the State of Israel, the Global Jewish Family and Local Organizations in order to further the survival of the Jewish people.

Our Goals

  • Foster identification with our Jewish teaching and heritage to inspire an informed and involved community.
  • Build an agenda for the future with clearly defined priorities.
  • Take responsibility for raising funds which meet mutually agreed upon goals. 
  • Allocate and manage the community's resources based upon the community agenda. 
  • Provide a structure for the Jewish community to interact with the non-Jewish community.
  • Develop Jewish leadership.

Every day, Jewish Federation of Delaware supports programs that feed, clothe, shelter, counsel and rescue thousands of people here in Delaware and the Brandywine Valley, in Israel and around the world. We provide opportunities to educate, inspire and celebrate a vibrant Jewish life. It's our responsibility. It's our privilege. It's who we are.

Federation is the heart and soul of North American Jewry's philanthropic and humanitarian activities. It embodies a 3,500-year-old tradition of caring that goes back to the giving of the Torah and sustains us in the bold pursuit of Jewish community, Jewish values and Jewish peoplehood. 

Federation builds and strengthens Jewish community; from our hometown to our homeland, from the homebound to the homeless, from elderly Jews in Russia to North American teens discovering their birthright in Israel. Whether the task is reducing Jewish poverty and hunger, rescuing and resettling new immigrants, or spurring Jewish renaissance worldwide, federation is committed to seizing this moment in Jewish history to ensure the continuity of the Jewish people. 

Want to get involved?

Federation is the place that builds community and you are the spark that builds federation. By volunteering, you can play a pivotal role in relieving an older person's hardships, affirm for a child the powerful values of Jewish tradition and continuity, and help others do the wonderful mitzvah of saving Jewish lives and Jewish life. Contact us and express your particular interests. We will identify appropriate opportunities for you to contribute your time, expertise, ideas, and leadership.

Our Impact This Year

  • 2023 Donors


  • 2023 Annual Campaign


  • Israel Emergency Fund