Building a Vibrant and Caring Jewish Central New York

About Us

The Jewish Federation of Central New York is all of us, working together, to ensure a thriving and connected 21st century Jewish Central New York.

For over 100 years, the Federation has been at the center of the Jewish community, fulfilling our obligation to take care of each other.  Today, we are at the heart of a community that values and celebrates Jewish life. Together with our agency partners and other institutions and organizations in the community, we sustain and grow a caring and connected Jewish community where all can engage in meaningful collective Jewish experiences, access Jewish tradition in powerful and transformative ways, and assure the continuity of the Jewish people.

Our Mission

Guided by Jewish values, the Jewish Federation of Central New York works to build a strong Jewish future in Central New York and Israel and worldwide through philanthropy, engagement, education, and advocacy.

Our Vision

The Jewish Federation of Central New York serves the interests and well-being of our Jewish community ensuring that the vision of Jewish identity and continuity is realized by:

Building a thriving Jewish community through planning, coordination, and leadership development and enriching the educational, cultural, and social life of our Jewish community;

Creating and Maintaining connections with and raising funds for the support of local, national, and overseas Jewish philanthropic agencies;

Advocating for the support and security of the State of Israel;

Safeguarding, defending, and advocating for the civil, economic, and religious rights of the Jewish people;

Representing the interests of our Jewish community in inter-faith matters.

Our Values

The mission and vision of the Jewish Federation of Central New York are grounded in and guided by the Jewish values of Torah (Jewish learning), Tzedakah (charity, respect, and social justice), Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), and L’Dor V’Dor (identity and continuity from generation to generation).