Connect with Israel

The Jewish Federation and Israel

The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey is proud there is a Jewish state, the state of Israel, that reflects the yearnings of the Jewish people for millennia and embodies Jewish values and democratic ideals that we hold dear as American Jews.  

Our primary local efforts involve fostering connections between those living in the Heart of NJ and in Israel.  We seek to tell the Israel story, in all its potency and complexity, emphasizing why Israel is important to modern Jewish life, the contributions made by the people of Israel to the world, and how many of the struggles faced by Israel align with the concerns and values we share in the United States.  

Philanthropically, we help our extended Jewish family around the world whenever and wherever they are in need.  In particular, in Israel we focus on vulnerable populations including youth at risk and special needs individuals.

The People of Israel Are Our Family  


The land of Israel is our home. In good times and bad, we connect with Israel and it makes our lives as Jews more meaningful and secure. There are many ways to connect.


Help us send more teens and adults to Israel to better understand our homeland. Donate now. 


The Jewish Federation is unwavering in its opposition to efforts to deligitimize the state of Israel as a Jewish, democratic state. Calls for boycotts or divestment from companies or organizations doing business with Israel, describing Israel as an apartheid state, make for sensationalist propaganda while creating stumbling blocks to peace.

Go to Israel
There’s no better way to show the people of Israel we are family MORE


Films, lectures, reading materials, advocacy tools. Whether a cocktail party or Facebook post, feel more confident and informed the next time someone challenges Israel’s legitimacy. MORE


From the Grapevine
Bust the myths and find out what life is really like today in Israel MORE


Buy Israel
Learn where to buy Israeli goods and services and support its financial infrastructure 


Stay Informed
Israel advocacy resources will keep you up-to-the-minute on the latest in Israel advocacy MORE


Support Israel
Make a contribution to Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign MORE


Advocacy Reading & Resource List
For education and learning purposes, this list makes it easy to learn MORE