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Welcome to the St. Paul Jewish Federation

Together, we care for people in need, rescue people in danger and keep Jewish life strong.

These short videos describe three of the things your support allows us to do

Creating community

Federation helped Minnesota HIllel reach out to campuses across the state.

Building Jewish identity

Federation sends free Jewish books and music to young children ages 6 months to 8 years.

Inspiring young Jews

Federation helps teens make personal, lasting connections to teens in Israel through Teen Mifgash.

We're hiring!

 

Community Program Coordinator

The St. Paul Jewish Federation seeks an energetic, outgoing professional as its Community Program Coordinator. This exciting part-time position will be responsible for a portfolio including outreach, engagement and community building programs and initiatives. The ideal candidate will utilize their excellent relationship-building skills to work with volunteers, staff and community organizations.  Learn more and apply.

 

PJ LIbrary Project Coordinator

The St. Paul Jewish Federation seeks a part-time program coordinator for its PJ Library program. PJ Library supports families by providing monthly, age appropriate, Jewish-themed books and music to more than 450 children ages 6 months to 8 years. The coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the program including its marketing, recruitment and enrollment of new participants, and developing and implementing events, often in collaboration with other Jewish organizations. Learn more and apply.

Securing the future of our Jewish community

Twin Cities Jewish leaders participated in national legacy giving conference


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Brian Serle attended his first Life and Legacy Conference in 2018, he was a bit disheartened. As a member of Mount Zion Temple’s Giving Committee, Brian was working on securing legacy gifts and was disappointed with their first-year results. 

 

That conference gave him the lift he needed. He learned key strategies that he could take back to his fellow committee members to focus their efforts. 

 

This year was different. “Mount Zion and the other Twin Cities organizations were seen as one of the most successful communities for having completed our goals,” said Brian. “This time, I was the one on the panel explaining how we did it.” Read more.

 

The Story of Alona

A 9/11 remembrance by Keshet Berlinsky Edry, Shlicha

 

I was very young when 9/11 happened – only seven years old. I wasn’t one of the people watching the Twin Towers go down on television. I only learned the meaning of that awful day after getting to know Miriam, or as my mother calls her, Mother Miriam.


My mother was a holistic medicine therapist, and one day Miriam called to book an appointment for one of her sisters. After a while she came herself, and in that meeting she and my mother bonded, and Miriam shared the story of her daughter, Alona Abraham. Read more.

Meet Keshet Edry, New Shlicha

Federation is excited to introduce our new shlicha (Israeli emissary), Keshet Edry, who will begin her work in August. Keshet hails from a moshav called Masshen, located near Ashkelon. Keshet already has ties to Minnesota. Currently, she works in a program with our former shlicha, Eden Kohali. She also spent time in Pipestone, Minnesota. Read Keshet's letter to our community to learn more about her.  As we welcome Keshet, we have to say lehitraot to our friend Tal Dror, who will return to Israel in August. Watch for details. 

  • Who We Are

    Since 1935, the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul has been our community's central address for meeting Jewish needs - responding to crises, fighting poverty, strengthening Jewish identity and promoting social justice.

  • What We Do

    For thousands of years, the Jewish people have had a tradition of taking care of those in need. That tradition continues through the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul. Every day, our work is felt by millions both here in greater St. Paul and throughout the world.

  • Ways to Give

    The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul's Annual Campaign funds vital programs and services locally, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries worldwide. Your single gift to the Annual Campaign helps alleviate Jewish poverty, provide emergency relief, ensure a Jewish future and support the greater St. Paul community.