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Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona

Guided by the Jewish values of Tzedakah (righteous giving), Chesed (loving kindness), and Tikun Olam (repairing of the world), we bring the Jewish community together to help those in need and to strengthen and preserve the Jewish people at home, in Israel, and around the world.

For more than 50 years, the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona has served as our community's coordinating body for fundraising, planning, and communal services. Federation helps sustain and improve the lives of people in Southern Arizona, Israel, and around the world; wherever the needs are the greatest.

Through a network of affiliated agencies, we help individuals and families, The old and the young, the unemployed, the homeless, the sick, the poor, and those who are persecuted or oppressed. In this way, Federation helps to fulfill a sacred Jewish promise which has shaped our culture for generations: the promise to build and care for our community here and around the world. Federation strives to meet the community's needs today, while planning for a dynamic and responsible Jewish future. Your participation in Federation and all of its activities will assure that future.

Federation Community Campaign:
The annual campaign is the lifeline of our Jewish community. Funds raised are distributed to local beneficiary agencies, as well as to United Jewish Appeal,which coordinates lifesaving humanitarian efforts for Jews in Israel and to 60 countries around the world. The Campaign also offers many opportunities for community involvement through its outreach programs, including the Tucson Maimonides Society (for physicians and dentists), and REAP (Real Estate and Allied Professions), and much more.

Israel Center

A joint project of the Federation and the JCC, the Israel Center is a living bridge between Tucson and Israel. The Israel Center is the place to learn about all things Israel, and to be part of the annual Heartbeat of Israel cultural arts series. more

Coalition of Jewish Education

The Coalition for Jewish Education serves as an educational arm of the Jewish Community, supporting all existing institutions and programs in their educational efforts. The Coalition seeks to coordinate all Jewish educators to ensure Jewish continuity for the future and provide lifelong learning form pre-school to adult years. more

Outreach Connections/Shalom Tucson

Whether you are thinking of moving to Tucson, or are a newcomer, or just newly interested in ways to connect to the community, Outreach Connection is the place to start. We'll connect you to everything that's happening in the Jewish community. more

Women's Philanthropy

Women's Philanthropy participants play a major role in enhancing and implementing Federation projects. Opportunities for education, personal enrichment, community outreach, and leadership development can all be found within Women's Philanthropy.  Programs include Connections, Lion of Judah, and Young Women's Cabinet. more