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Greenville Jewish Federation

The Jewish community of Greenville, South Carolina has a rich and proud history dating back as far as the early 1850s. As with those that came before us, a variety of opportunities and individual circumstances continue to bring new faces and families to the Upstate. With an invigorating mix of tradition and innovation, the Greenville Jewish Federation (GJF) is committed to creating a unifying presence for all Jews who reside in this area…regardless of whether they choose to affiliate.
Given the many activities, events, and innovative programs currently in the planning process, 2015 will surely prove to be an exciting time for our small, but dynamic, community.  So, we invite you to participate, experience, and enjoy all that Federation has to offer.


Arab Citizens as Israel's Next Growth Engine:
Government and Philanthropic Investment in Employment and Economic Development

February 9th , 7 p.m.
Congregation Beth Israel
425 Summit Drive Greenville, SC 29609

The Greenville Jewish Federation is excited to offer a unique opportunity to hear directly from an official of the Israeli government about the steps being taken to equalize opportunities for all Israeli citizens. Last week, the largest ever government plan to advance economic development in the Arab sector was approved, allocating approximately NIS 15 billion for the development of Arab society and closing socio-economic gaps between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel.

Mr. Saif will provide the most current updates on the government's investments and approach to these issues, the latest assessments of recent progress and challenges ahead, and discuss future government plans in this area. He will also reflect on the importance of the business community and philanthropy in advancing these issues and addressing areas that are beyond the government's scope.

Federation is very grateful to Conexx and the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues for giving us the opportunity to bring this important program to the Upstate region. Printable PDF - Learn more about our speaker.

More Jewish Teens, More Meaningful Jewish Experiences

BBYOBBYO is the largest and oldest Jewish youth movement in the world and a new chapter has been established in the Upstate. Adopting the name Gesher (meaning bridge in Hebrew), it is the latest member of Dixie Council, joining the cities of Charleston, Columbia, Savannah, and Augusta. Any interested teens in grades 8-12 are invited to join. We are really looking forward to this year’s International Convention in Atlanta!

To get involved, please contact our Group Advisor, Dana Wachter, or our Parent Liaison, Osnat Rosen. To contact the Dixie Council, e-mail Tamar Sternfeld.

Jewish Young Upstate Professionals

J-YUPThe Jewish Young Upstate (J-YUP) Professionals is an informal organization focused on improving and expanding the social and professional lives of 20 and 30 “somethings” across the Upstate. Whether you want to network, meet new friends or search for that special someone, J-YUP serves as the hub for the best parties, events, and programs for young (or young at heart) Jews in the Greenville area. Connect with us online at https://www.facebook.com/groups/JYUPgroup/

For more information, please contact co-director, Bessy Adut.