Our Impact

Keeping 250 Holocaust survivors out of nursing homes and rescuing hundreds of troubled teens from life on the street, thwarting antisemitic attacks and bringing nearly $15 million in security enhancements to local synagogues, making Jewish life fun for 3,500 children and their families, and helping a dozen Jewish organizations cultivate $14 million in legacy gifts for a strong Jewish future… These are just a few examples of our impact in the Jewish community. See our newsletters, reports, and impact stories for more.



Federation funds programs and services deployed by partners, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (The JDC) and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), to help the most vulnerable members of our extended Jewish family in places, such as Eastern Europe, South America, and Israel. In addition, we make targeted overseas grants, focusing on Israel-based organizations, to make a more concentrated impact.




  • Kosher meals on wheels for seniors
  • Home aid for Holocaust survivors
  • Mental health counseling
  • Camp grants for needy families
  • Hebrew Free Loan Programs for people with special needs
  • Bereavement groups
  • Senior socialization programs


  • Summer camp
  • PJ Library
  • Israel travel grants for teens
  • Community calendar
  • Cultural and educational events
  • Travel and missions
  • Adult education
  • New Jersey Jewish News Israeli
  • Shinshinim Emissaries


  • Financial resource development
  • Cultivating legacy giving
  • Leadership development
  • Volunteerism
  • Teen philanthropy and service programs


  • Responding to emergencies
  • Improving security
  • Fostering interfaith relationships with Israel
  • Combatting anti-Semitism




The Federation convenes, collaborates with, calls upon, and catalyzes many organizations throughout the Jewish and secular communities' public and private sectors to understand and fill the most pressing needs in Jewish life. Our impact would not be possible without our partners near and far.