STRIVE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
Food insecurity, antisemitism, racial and gender discrimination, and violence are all in today’s headlines and evident right here in northern New Jersey. At Federation, we take the actions necessary to achieve a more equitable and safe society. Together, with our partners in law enforcement, elected officials, and community leaders, we work to overcome challenges locally and globally.
Jewish Community Relations Committee – Advocacy
By definition, advocacy is speaking in support of a person or cause. Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Committee goes way beyond that. The JCRC takes action- initiating meetings and events to advocate for our Jewish community with government officials and leaders of other faith, race, ethnic and public policy interests. JCRC designs and sponsors programs that seek to prevent and address anti-Semitism and promote a greater understanding and positive view of Israel. It also advocates for government programs that benefit seniors, Holocaust survivors, and disabled adults. For more information, please contact Ariella Noveck, Director, Jewish Community Relations Committee at AriellaN@jfnnj.org or 201-820-3946.
Jewish Community Security
Recent antisemitic incidents around the world, in the US and right here in northern New Jersey make our community’s security an imperative. Federation has leapt to the forefront of this urgent issue with a security director acting as a critical liaison to federal, state, and local law enforcement and private security professionals. Federation offers security training for our local institutions and agencies including Stop the Bleed and active shooter training. For more information, contact Naomi Knopf, Chief of Staff at NaomiK@jfnnj.org,or 201-820-3974
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, Manager, Volunteer Center at SharaN@jfnnj.org or 201-820-3947
Kehillah Cooperative – Group Purchasing
Jewish Federation’s Kehillah Cooperative is a group purchasing initiative that saves our local Jewish organizations hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. Kehillah leverages its substantial buying power for discounts on utilities, security, telecom, property maintenance, health insurance and so much more. All these savings go directly to an organization’s bottom line. Even better, all our suppliers are vetted for top-notch quality and service. The Kehillah Cooperative has helped save more than $5 million for its members since 2010. For more information, please contact Andrew Epstein, Managing Director, Finance at AndyE@jfnnj.org or 201-820-3961