Caring for Vulnerable
We bring together communal agencies, organizations and congregations to identify the needs of the vulnerable and determine how to address them. We partner with these organizations to ensure that the vulnerable in our community are taken care of and can live with dignity no matter what their circumstances.
Education & Engagemenent
Educating & Engagement encourages and assists Desert Area Jews to explore, strengthen and expand their communal engagement with vibrant Jewish living and learning throughout their lives. We accomplish this core mission by providing creative insight, expertise and financial resources to organizations that inspire a life-long connection to the Jewish community, make Jewish education meaningful and accessible, and deepen Jewish identity.
Israel & Overseas
Jewish communities abroad, and locally, continue to face economic hardship, isolation, anti-Semitism, and social welfare needs, particularly amongst the elderly. Here in the Desert Area, we are working to build a more meaningful, mature relationship with Israel, and to grow our support for global Jewish communities in need.
The mission of the CAST initiative is to be the driving force within the Federation to combat anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism by providing relevant information and experiences, both written and oral, to not only our Jewish constituents but to the broader community.
Initiative - CSI
Given the rising threat of terrorism, every synagogue and organization is a potential target. Within these institutions are people —many of them children—that we need to protect.
Thanks to Federation’s CSI (Community Security Initiative), we can.