Federation allocates $1.7M in 2019 to help strengthen Jewish life

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix allocated $1.7 million to help Jews in need and to strengthen Jewish life in Valley, in Israel and through its overseas partner, The JDC, around the world including the former Soviet Union. (Submitted photo)

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix has announced $1.7 million in allocations for 2019, thanks to funds from donors and sponsors.

According to a press release, the Federation donors and sponsors help strengthen Jewish life and assist Jews in need locally, in Israel and around the world.

Allocations were awarded in Federation’s four core impact areas: Enriching Senior Lives, Engaging the Next Generation, Supporting Israel and Jewish Communities Worldwide and Building Community.

Locally, $979,520 in allocations were made to Federation’s Strategic Partners, the release said of the agencies supported as partners for their longevity and impact in the community, as well as their breadth of programming.

Jewish Day School partners received a total $103,675, each receiving $145 per student enrolled; Allocations made in Federation’s core impact areas totaled $606,843, the release noted.

To fulfill the Federation’s mission of caring for Jews in need in Israel and around the world, $338,760 was awarded to the Jewish Agency for Israel and its Youth Futures program, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Community and the Ethiopian National Project SPACE program.

Senior services received $141,583 for the Federation Senior Rides Program, continued funding of the JFCS Federation senior concierge position, Smile on Seniors programs and Kivel religious services, the release said.

Programs to engage the next generation, including programs such as ASU Hillel and JAC, J Teen Connect AZ, Moishe House and NowGen, received $94,500.

Special community programs were awarded $32,000, including the Arizona Jewish Historical Society’s archive project, the Minkoff Center for Jewish Genetics Founder 3 program, Pardes Jewish Day School’s Better Together program, Shabbos Project Arizona and the Women’s Leadership Institute.

In addition, $10,000 was allocated to community sponsorship, according to the release.

Federation allocations are reviewed and recommended by the Planning & Allocations Committee and approved by the Federation board of directors.

“Federation is proud to support so many incredible programs and organizations both locally and in Israel, said Barry Markson, PAC chair, in a prepared statement.

“We take the stewardship of our donors’ gifts very seriously, and we know that these grants will benefit our Jewish community here and abroad.”

For more details, visit: jewishphoenix.org/allocations-2019.

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