WHO IS THE GREENVILLE JEWISH FEDERATION AND WHAT DO WE DO?
The answer is simple: It’s you—and every member of the Upstate Jewish community. The Greenville Jewish Federation is your center for Jewish Philanthropy. Federation is the thread that runs through the fabric of our Jewish community, its organizations and services, connecting us all.
The Greenville Jewish Federation creates a sense of community for Jewish residents in the Upstate by creating and supporting programs to further Jewish learning, identity, pride and culture. Federation helps meet the challenge of providing for the needs of our Jewish brethren, wherever they may be, from young children and families to seniors.
The Greenville Jewish Federation supports programs for Jewish people in Israel and throughout the world, providing rescue and relief efforts for Jews in Israel and in isolated and distressed regions.
For a history of the Upstate Jewish community, please see the Encyclopedia of Southern Jewish Communities at http://www.isjl.org/south-carolina-greenville-encyclopedia.html
HOW WE DO IT
Once again, the answer is you! We are entirely a volunteer organization. Volunteers are the backbone of our community by serving on our Board, helping plan programs, giving their time, energy, and expertise to the Upstate Jewish community. And by you living generously by donating the financial resources that allow the Greenville Jewish Federation to raise funds and oversee the thoughtful allocation of campaign funds to deserving programs and agencies.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
The Greenville Jewish Federation balances available resources against community priorities through a careful and deliberative process.
Locally, Federation develops and sponsors a variety of educational and cultural programs each year. Federation underwrites the PJ Library and PJ Our Way programs that provide Jewish books and music to children in the Upstate free of charge to the families. Federation makes grants in support of programming at our local congregations and other local Jewish organizations.
Additionally, we support the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). Your contributions to the Greenville Jewish Federation helps to support a broad range of social, educational and vocational needs throughout the Jewish world.