Every Dollar Counts

Ayelet, a volunteer at Philly Friendship Circle. Photos courtesy of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Locally, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is the largest provider of grants to Jewish institutions and among the top funders of philanthropic organizations. Because of the generosity of donors, these agencies continue to serve community members every day.

“Being a part of Drexel Hillel has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. It has given me an amazing group of friends, a support system, as well as learning and leadership opportunities which have shaped me into who I am today. The entire staff are incredible and have been there for me through thick and thin.”

Giselle Matlis

– Giselle Matlis, Drexel Graduate ‘22

“At Friendship Circle, I feel like my authentic self. These friendships aren’t different; but since some of the kids are nonverbal, they may show their friendships differently, like giving a hug or a high five. At the end of the day, everyone just wants to be liked for who they are.”

– Ayelet, volunteer at Philly Friendship Circle

“KleinLife has been very helpful because I’m 93 years alone and live alone, and am far from a cook. I get a decent array of food that is prepared properly so that I can exist. Every assistance at my age helps. I feel better, I sleep better, I live better. This is what I do every day.”

– Norman, KleinLife Active Adult Life Program participant

– Norman, KleinLife Active Adult Life Program Participant

“The services I receive from JRA help me to buy toiletries, do my laundry, and clean my house. My income has decreased and because of JRA’s assistance, I can pay for transportation to the store.”

– JRA Recipient

“Keshet for us

JRA delivery

means home. It’s the meaning and values our kids learned, alongside celebrating Jewish holidays, learning about Israeli artists, watching a puppet show and traveling to Israel through Keshet lessons.”

– IAC Keshet Parent

“Diller Teen Fellows and its trip to Israel helped me learn more about not just my own Jewish identity, but also THE Jewish identity as a whole. Talking with Jews from all over the world reinforced the fact that I am never alone.”

  • Shalom Cuker, 2021-2022 Diller Teen Fellow


Our community is depending on you.

The Jewish Federation’s Campaign Year ends on Aug. 31. Make your gift today by visiting jewishphilly.org/donate or calling 215-832-3484.


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