Community Engagement

 

We are committed to creating lasting and meaningful ways for Jews to connect and strengthen their Jewish identity. We foster relationships within the Jewish community and between people of all faiths and cultures to help build a better tomorrow. 

Resources

  • Professional development programs for community educators
  • Financial assistance for early childhood & camp
  • Emerging Leaders Award
  • Leadership institute for emerging & rising volunteers in the community (FLI)

Outreach

 

  • Awareness programs
  • Interfaith reading program (BookMates)
  • Holocaust education
  • County task forces
  • Arts, Books & Culture Festival
  • Jewish Film Festival

Advocacy

 

  • Government relations
  • Israel advocacy
  • Jewish Catholic Muslim Dialogue
Stories from the Heart

“Not only was this a fabulous experience, but it was inspiring to see so many young minds really access a few major themes of Holocaust education: the value of lives and the power of words. The play, Dear Esther, sparked awareness and interest in our entire school! What you did for us was something special and meaningful.” – Ms. Jennifer W., teacher at Williamstown High School

“For years I hid behind my memories, but now I know that no matter how painful it may be, I must speak for my husband, my family, and the millions of others who can no longer speak for themselves.” – Helene Bouton, Holocaust survivor

“We want to let you know how grateful we are to receive assistance from the JCC for Pre-School and Summer Camp. Our daughter is so excited to be at the JCC now and cannot wait for summer to begin. It is an immense load off our shoulders. We can’t say thank you enough for the relief you have provided us after the trying and difficult year we had. Just another reason we think the JCC is so wonderful.” – Katz JCC family

“Every time I attend a local JCRC Israel Advocacy Initiative program, I feel like I am adding a tool to my tool belt in how to be a better advocate for Israel.” – JCRC Patron member

Community Engagement programming is available through The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey and these select agencies 

Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey

 

Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. 

 

Jewish Community Relations Council 

 

Jewish Community Voice

 

Jewish Senior Housing and Healthcare Service

 

Katz Jewish Community Center

 

Samost Jewish Family & Children's Service

 

Volunteer

 

 

Make a difference in someone's life by volunteering.  Learn more at jewishsouthjersey.org/volunteer