Caring and taking responsibility for each other is a core Jewish value – areyvut – and one that defines us as a community. No one should live in social isolation, experience hunger, or feel excluded. In short, Federation is here to help all members of our community live their best lives.


The senior population in our community is growing and so is Federation’s commitment to helping our elders live active and meaningful lives with dignity and respect. We strategically partner with agencies that serve seniors and we fund senior programs to ensure there are services and support for older adults, their families, and caregivers. For more information, please contact Sheryl Sarin, Senior Director, Community Planning and Allocations at or 201-820-3913

COMBATING Food Insecurity

Millions of children and families living in America are experiencing food insecurity, including thousands living right here in our community. Federation addresses this critical need throughout the year by funding a variety of programs that reach the most vulnerable. Initiatives include organizing food-drives to stock local pantries as well as collecting for emergent needs that arise throughout the year. Additionally, we partner and provide funding to local agencies who provide warm meals, hot holiday meals, and Kosher Meals on Wheels. For more information, please contact Sheryl Sarin, Senior Director, Community -Planning and Allocations at or 201-820-3913.


Jewish Federation, in partnership with local agencies, helps individuals with special needs and their families to access resources and services. We also work to advance legislation that offers people with disabilities the opportunity to live meaningful, fulfilling lives rooted in Jewish values. Together, we support educational programs, advocacy efforts, rehabilitation, and bar/bat mitzvah training for special needs students in various denominational venues. For more information, please contact Sheryl Sarin, Senior Director, Community Planning and Allocations at or 201-820-3913.


The Volunteer Center offers individuals and families a meaningful way to participate in Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) initiatives. Through needs-driven, impactful programs, volunteers serve the Jewish and broader communities —  ultimately strengthening a collective community. Contact Shara Nadler, Director, Volunteer Center and Corporate Sponsorship at  or 201-820-3947

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