Investing in Children and Young Families


The Jewish Federation is proud to support Jewish life and learning, especially when it comes to serving families with young children. Whether it be organizing educational holiday celebrations, helping families new to Philadelphia find a synagogue or providing summer camp scholarships and grants, fostering engagement with Judaism among families is so important. We understand that by supporting young families, we are investing in future generations while ensuring young children grow into proud, confident and caring Jewish adults.

 According to the Jewish Federation’s 2019 Community Portrait survey, of Jewish households in Greater Philadelphia:

  • 76,100 children reside with their families and half are being raised Jewish or Jewish and another religion.
  • 72% of parents feel it is important for their children to be knowledgeable about Jewish customs and beliefs.
  • 70% of Jewish households with children participate in Jewish-related activities with their children.


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