Keeping Jewish Future Alive

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We Believe

Do Good Now,

We believe that no child should go to bed hungry. That each person should live with self-respect. That every senior has the right to live with dignity. That all Jews should be able to live–anywhere in the world–without fear of persecution. That we can inspire the Jewish community of tomorrow.

We focus on helping people in need, rescuing people in danger, connecting the community, and keeping Jewish life strong.

How do we meet those needs?

Through our Annual Campaign, the lifeblood of the Federation’s efforts.

Our Annual Campaign

When you give to the Annual Community Campaign, your gift goes where it’s needed most:

Food Insecurity

The Future Fund

Dignity Grows

Holocaust Center

PJ Library

Israel & Overseas

Ukraine Relief

Jewish Continuity


Ukrainian Refugees

Young Families

Other Ways to Donate

Year-end Giving

Please consult your financial/tax adviser for opportunities that may enhance your giving at year’s end, such as: Stock Transfers, IRA Distribution, Donor Advised Funds or Endowment Funds.

PJ Baby

Honor a new baby or grandchild with a PJ Library gift subscription. We will gratefully acknowledge your thoughtful donation by notifying the person or family you designate with a beautiful acknowledgment card.

Tributes & Honors

Celebrate your loved one by ensuring that the causes they were passionate about live on for generations to come through a gift to Federation in their name. We will gratefully acknowledge your thoughtful donation by notifying the person or family you designate with a beautiful acknowledgement card.

Corporate Sponsorship

Businesses play an integral role in Federation’s work to improve lives locally and across the globe. We are proud to provide a variety of packages for businesses of all sizes to address causes that reflect their values and promote their dedication to our Jewish community among Federation’s donors, leaders and volunteers. Whether your company wants to sponsor an event or enjoy year-round recognition, there is a sponsorship partnership for you.
For more information on the benefits of annual or event sponsorships, contact Carin

Tzedakah Shop

Want to send a special present for a birthday or Chanukah, honor someone for a milestone like a B’nai Mitzvah or graduation, pay tribute to the memory of a friend or loved one, or simply make a meaningful and tangible impact in the lives of others?

Tzedakah Shop provides you the opportunity to do all those things and more, choosing units of impact for wonderful charitable causes – all organizations in the Afula-Gilboa region of Israel that are partners of the Southern New England Consortium (SNEC) of Jewish Federations – that make a difference in the lives of others. And, best of all, you get to choose the difference you’ll be making.

Browse by choosing a specific organization or shop the entire store. And, for each item you choose, we’ll give you the option of making that item a gift or tribute. Tell us the name and email address of the person you want to honor, and we’ll email a certificate letting the recipient know what item you have purchased in their honor. It’s that simple!

Amazon Smiles

Did you know that you can support Jewish Federation of Greater Fairfield County each time you shop with AmazonSmile?

When you select Jewish Federation of Greater Fairfield County as your charitable organization, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of each item you buy to your Center for Jewish Community, Culture & Caring.

Jewish Community Foundation

Your dreams. Your passion. Your legacy.

Now is the time for wisdom. When you create a Jewish legacy, you take an important step toward strengthening Jewish Life for generations to come. Through our Jewish Community Foundation, you have a variety of options to meet your philanthropic goals while addressing the causes that reflect your values. You can even give towards a specific cause, program or Jewish institution. Planning your gift now will help ensure your children and grandchildren can enjoy the same rich traditions and community that have given your life so much meaning and purpose.
The future starts with you.

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Work with children, help the most vulnerable live independently, deliver meals to the hungry, help women live in dignity, participate in raising money, support Federation programs – a volunteer opportunity is waiting for you!

  • Serve on the Allocations Committee. Help to decide how to fund critical needs.
  • Serve on the Board of Directors. Learn how you can leverage Federation impact.
  • Serve on the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). Learn how to combat hate and address other issues important to the Jewish community..
  • Serve on the Israel & Overseas Committee. Help to make decisions on global impact.
  • Serve on the Future Fund Committee. Use your PR skills to spotlight our impact.
  • Serve on the Campaign Committee. Help us raise the dollars that do the most good.
  • Serve on the Holocaust Resource Center Advisory Committee. Help our survivors live in dignity and help plan programs.
  • Join Federation Young Jewish Families. Connect with young families for family fun activities and meaningful Jewish experiences.
  • Deliver meals to the hungry. Participate in our monthly kosher grocery distribution or assist our neighbors in need to “shop” for groceries at our community’s new mobile kosher food pantry.
  • Pack Dignity Grows Totes. Provide hope in a bag to people experiencing period poverty.
  • Become a Book Buddy. Read each week with children in the Bridgeport school system, promoting literacy and love of reading
  • PJ Library Books with Book Back. Recycle PJ Library books for children and refugees overseas
  • Merkaz Community High School for Judaic Studies. What’s your passion? Teach a class at our weekly teen program.

It All Begins with You

Together, we build a strong and bright Jewish future in Greater Fairfield County, Israel and around the world.

Single Donation

Keep our Jewish communities strong. Make your tax-deductible gift today.

Donate Now


Your recurring donation helps sustain our community and build a vibrant Jewish future.

Donate Now

Annual Campaign

Cryptocurrency is one of the most tax-efficient ways to support the Jewish Federation.

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Send a Tribute

Send a card in memory of a friend or loved one, or in honor of an important milestone.

Send a Tribute

Legacy Giving

Ensure you, your work and your values will continue to be remembered.

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The Future Fund

The Future Fund

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Israel & Overseas

Become a torchbearer and lead the way for generations to come.

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Ukraine Relief Campaign

Help the people of Ukraine with your generous donation

Donate Now