We unite people to create a caring community


As our community's central address for assessing and responding to needs, Federation works with our network of partner agencies to care for those most in need in St. Paul, Israel and around the world. With your support, we're there to help a distressed family regain their footing, to care for our elderly, to help communities devastated by a disaster. Federation holds out a safety net, and we’ll never let it fall.


With your support, we make a difference in people's lives

    Since COVID-19 began, Sam (not his real name) doesn't feel safe grocery shopping, so he signed up for kosher meals on wheels. Sam sends our partner, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, photos of his empty meal trays. “I’m not nervous about grocery shopping anymore because I know I’ll get at least three good meals each week," he said.

    In December 2020, 219 olim arrived in Israel from Ethiopia. In 2021, Israel is committed to bring 2,000 more Ethiopian Jews home to Israel. Through Federation support of The Jewish Agency for Israel, our community helps Ethiopian Jews on the ground in Ethiopia and through their resettlement in Israel.

    David (not his real name) attended summer camp with the help of a Federation-administered Goldberger scholarship, which provides opportunities for families whose children are on the autism spectrum. His parents said, "We could not have afforded Camp Ramah without this help, and our child would not have nearly the same connection to Judaism and the Jewish community."

kosher meals on wheels delivered

Helping seniors live independently

individuals and families received emergency financial assistance

Helping people steer through a crisis

impoverished Jews receive life-saving aid

Helping the world's poorest Jews in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America

Israeli children received guidance from Youth Futures

Helping at-risk youth in Israel