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.

Israel's Poriya Hospital saves Syrian children


“Before, these people knew us only as enemies. Now they know that we care about them and we will treat them. We are their hope.” 

Read about the lifesaving humanitarian work to save Syrian children that medical staff from Poriya Hospital shared during their recent visit to St. Paul. Story and video here.


The Poriya medical delegation was featured on a Fox 9 news story. You can see it here:




Mitzvah Crawl: Go Underground at the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

As part of our St. Paul Jewish Community Planning Priority to Inspire Giving by creating meaningful opportunities to give time, talent and tzedakah, Federation is hosting Mitzvah Crawls with our beneficiary agencies. These visits will include an experiential opportunity and a chance to learn about the important work we support as a community.

On Wednesday, August 15, 5:30 p.m., our Mitzvah Crawl is with the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest at the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives located at the University’s Andersen Library in caverns along the banks of the Mississippi River. Explore treasures that local Jewish community members have left behind. 
Discover your family’s history. Provide us with a few family details when you register, and the archivist will pull any family material that they have. 
We’re looking for an intergenerational group of people to participate. Please RSVP at www.jewishstpaul.org/mitzvahcrawl.


Federation Job Opening

Chief Development Officer


Sign up today for FREE Jewish books for your child

If you love cuddling with your children and reading together…..and who doesn't??.....then PJ library is perfect for you. Each month, your child will receive a FREE Jewish book. These books focus on Jewish holidays as well as values and customs for you to share with your kids. Learn more and sign up here.

Helping People in Need

From emergency assistance for distressed families, to kosher meals for the homebound, to medical care for the elderly, we are a safety net for the most vulnerable members of our community.

Inspiring Jewish Life

Summer camp, Jewish education, trips to Israel, PJ Library books. We provide young people with experiences that are powerful and lasting.

In Israel

We help immigrants start new lives, support Israel through crises, fight poverty, rescue Jews in danger and bring Israel to St. Paul through innovative programs.

Around the World

We are a lifeline to Jews in Eastern Europe, providing food, medical aid and winter relief. We fight anti-Semitism, connect people to their Jewish heritage and provide disaster relief.

  • 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.