Tackling the most pressing needs in Jewish life, the Federation makes the Jewish community more caring, connected, and committed today and for the future.


What We Do...and Why

The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey brings together the Jewish community across Monmouth and Greater Middlesex counties to address the issues facing Jews individually and as a People locally, in Israel, and around the globe.
We and our partners aid those living with hunger, mental illness, addiction, and financial or personal crises. We combat anti-Semitism and enhance security to make our gathering places safer. We invest in a bright Jewish future so the Jewish community of tomorrow can address the issues of its day. That is why leadership development, programs inspiring young people to embrace their Jewish identity, and building bridges with Israel are among our priorities.
And making the community vibrant and inclusive means every Jew can find his or her place among the extended Jewish family.

At its core, our work is about:
  • Caring for those who are vulnerable
  • Connecting all Jews, especially young people, to a vibrant community and strong Jewish future
  • Strengthening preparedness for and responding to communal crises affecting Jewish life
  • Cultivating broad-based commitment to shared responsibility for tzedakah (justice) and tikkun olam (repairing the world) 

Get Help

With the Federation and its partners working on many fronts to strengthen Jewish life and help those in need, Jews and Jewish organizations in all kinds of circumstances turn to us.

Get Involved

With the Jewish Federation and its partners working on so many fronts to strengthen Jewish life and help those in need, people of all interests can get involved through events, committees, volunteering, and more.

Get to Know Us

To know the Jewish Federation is to know our impact – the lives we touch and our partners in developing, delivering, and promoting smart solutions to the needs of the Jewish community.

Our Impact

  • CARE

    Edie was malnourished until her neighbors alerted the Federation and we connected her with Kosher Meals on Wheels from our family services partner.


    PJ Library helped Sheri and her daughters connect with Jewish traditions and the Jewish community in ways that fit their family – and the books are FREE!


    16-year-old, Reva, like staying in the background until a Federation program developing leaders for the future inspired her to speak up for herself and others.


    When crisis strikes, from hate crimes to hurricanes, the Jewish community pulls together with the help of the Jewish Federation to raise funds and offer support.

Our Partners

The Jewish Federation convenes, collaborates with, supports, and receives support from many partners to create, strengthen, and deliver smart solutions to the Jewish community’s most pressing needs, notably:

  • Caring for the vulnerable locally, in Israel, Eastern Europe, and beyond
  • Investing in local communal safety and security
  • Connecting all Jews to community programs and resources
  • Inspiring young people to embrace their Jewish identity
  • Connecting local Jews to the land and poeple of Israel
  • Combatting anti-Semitism and all forms of hate
  • Responding to crises from hurricanes to hate crimes