A Mission to Engage and Strengthen a Vibrant Jewish Community

In 1941, the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix was formed with a mission to engage and strengthen a vibrant Jewish Community in Greater Phoenix while providing for Jews in need locally, in Israel and throughout the world.

With the help of our dedicated network on donors and friends, Federation continues to serve the community by way of four main pillars. The pillars are dynamic and include multiple facets. However, one significant component for each is highlighted below:

Caring for Jews in Need

  • Through our local and overseas partners (Jewish Agency for Israel and The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee) we help Jews in need in Greater Phoenix, in Israel, the former Soviet Union and around the world.
  • More than $200 million has been raised over the past 80 years to support local, Israel and overseas needs including Annual, Emergency, and Special Campaigns.
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Enriching Senior Lives

  • Beginning in 2016, the Federation Seniors Rides Program provides safe, reliable and affordable transportation to Jewish individuals aged 65 and older. This program gives them the ability to age in place with Jewish dignity and freedom to remain independent when they can no longer drive.
  • Envoy America provides Transportation PLUS Assistance and Companionship for Seniors
    • In 2019 – 2210 total rides
    • In 2020 – 909 total rides
    • In 2021 to date – 300 rides
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Engaging the Next Generation

  • Over the past several decades, both formally and informally through a variety of programs, we have recruited, trained, and nurtured leadership development not only for Federation, but for people taking leadership roles in virtually every other organization in the community.
  • The Leadership & Advancement Series is a leadership program which matches 22–45-year-old individuals with community leaders who will provide insights, support, and personal experiences.  L.A.S. is an opportunity to strengthen ties with the community and experience professional and personal growth.
  • Each L.A.S. group consists of 10-12 individuals led by a vibrant community leader; there are six-sessions (dates to be decided by group), and a completion celebration. Meetings may include lessons learned from a mentor’s career, skill building, community outings, and guest speakers.
  • Program runs from January to November.

Building Community

  • In early 2021, Women IN Philanthropy (WIP) was launched, which is a refresh of Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy. WIP is committed to bring women from across the Valley together to leverage a collective power to strengthen the Jewish Community. Providing opportunities for people to gather, celebrate, learn and rally together WIP is a natural progression of Federation building community. Learn more about Women IN Philanthropy.
It is our mission to engage and strengthen a vibrant Jewish Community in Greater Phoenix while providing for Jews in need locally, in Israel and throughout the world.

We believe we have a responsibility to one another and to all mankind. We believe in our power to make a difference. And, we believe that together we can make our world a better place. Here’s to the first 80 and onward to the next 80! Thank you for being part of our journey.

Marty Haberer
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President and CEO