We Are Stronger Together
The Federation takes a leadership role in engaging and educating the individuals and civic leaders on matters of importance to the Jewish community and beyond. On issues from security and school funding to anti-Semitism and Israel advocacy, the Federation shares informational resources and analysis, fosters dialog, and fosters partnerships representing Jewish voices in a just society for all.
Advocating for Holocaust Survivors
Because of the Federation's collaboration with the State of New Jersey, The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, and the State Association of Jewish Federations, the State has appropriated $400,000 for a third consecutive year to the Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program. These efforts coordinated with a needs assessment facilitated by the Federation along with local partners, Jewish Family & Children's Service of Monmouth County and CHHANGE , the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education.
The needs of Holocaust survivors are growing in Monmouth and Greater Middlesex counties. If you would like to help the Federation and its partners support this vulnerable population, please contribute to the Federation's annual community campaign. DONATE
Advocating for Israel
The Federation provides synagogues, schools, organizations, and individuals with unlimited access to Jerusalem U's Step up for Israel program. The course material, films, and discussion forums challenge the assumptions and teach the facts on fundamental issues concerning the State of Israel, delving into the country's unique challenges, accomplishments, and values to reinforce a feeling of pride in Israel and a sense of belonging to the Jewish people. MORE
The Federation's Israel Advocacy Task Force engages and educates the local community through information sharing, dialogue with civic leaders and inter-faith clergy, Israeli arts and culture programs, missions to visit Israel, and a Buy Israel program celebrating Israeli products, services, and inventions for consumers and businesses. To get involved, contact Keith Krivitzky by phone 732.588.1800 or email.
Advocating for Jewish Community Security
The Federation convenes high-level experts, engages with public safety officials, sponsors trainings and equipment, and commits in-kind resources to enhance facility and data security among Jewish institutions in Monmouth and Greater Middlesex counties. Additionally, it facilitates partnerships to leverage private and public funding for enhanced security throughout the Jewish community.
To learn more, contact Amy Keller by phone 732.588.1800 or email.