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What We Do

At Jewish Federation our goal is to touch the lives of every member of our community and to connect them with each other, and with fellow Jews around the world. Every program we fund and every service we support works to achieve this.

Thanks to your generosity we are able to provide a safety net for our most vulnerable, and strengthen our community for now and for generations to come.

Our Mission
Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is committed to building a strong, vibrant and enduring Jewish community on the Lower Mainland, in Israel and throughout the world by fostering the values, practices and traditions that sustain and enrich Judaism and the Jewish people. More...

Our Work
Through our collaborative community planning process and our annual fundraising campaign, Jewish Federation touches many lives. We work closely with partner agencies to identify needs locally, in our partnership region in Israel and in overseas Jewish communities. We work with our local and national partner, The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, to advocate on behalf of the Jewish community on domestic and social policy issues and on Canada’s support for Israel.

The Federation Annual Campaign, our Jewish community’s central fundraising initiative  and other development efforts, contribute to the continuity of the Jewish people, enhance the quality of life, and participate in the building of a strong Jewish community locally, in Israel and throughout the world.

Caring for our Most Vulnerable
At the heart of our work is our goal to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of our worldwide Jewish family. To that end, we provide funding for vital programs and services that help maintain an important social safety net. Federation-supported programs reach out to the elderly, to children and adults with special needs, and to those facing poverty and hunger.

Carrying on the Tradition
Jewish Federation is committed to ensuring our heritage is handed down to our children and grandchildren, and to providing opportunities for lifelong learning within a Jewish context. We promote and advance Jewish education by providing funding for educational programs and offering professional development opportunities for those involved in both formal and informal learning.

Our Values
Jewish Federation is committed to the principles of Klal Israel (the collective unity of the Jewish people), tzedakah (the obligation to care for one another) and tikkun olam (repair of the world).

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