Seth Katzen has proven his support for Congregation Beth Sholom in Dover in many ways. While we are located an hour away from Wilmington, Seth is always available to assist with guidance and information or to listen and respond to our needs. He has made sure we are included in the Federation grant awards that help our extremely small shul cover our programs and to encourage more Jewish offerings in Central Delaware. We are very grateful for his leadership and continued support. When we visit the larger Jewish synagogues and the Jewish Community Center upstate we always feel welcomed and part of the bigger Jewish picture by Seth. He knows us by name and makes certain we are introduced to the other members.
My husband Henry and I feel so very fortunate to have Seth Katzen as CEO of Jewish Federation of DE, and Wendy Berger as Director of Development.
Seth constantly strives to make JFD as excellent in its programming as it can be, and it has never been a more powerful organization than it is now because of Seth. He also goes out of his way to help individuals in the community whenever he can, going over above and beyond the scope of his responsibilities. I have personally benefited from this.
Wendy Berger works tirelessly at fundraising to support the excellent programs that JFD administers.
I have nicknamed them Superman and Wonder Woman.
The entire staff at JFD is superb, helpful and responsive.
JFD has never been better than it is now.
JFD is a well organized and efficiently run organization due to it's very competent staff members. Just some of my experiences include a Mission trip to Israel in 2000,the GA I attended in Nashville, the many mitzvah days I've shared in, and the phone-a-thons for Super Sunday. JFD is an organization that very capably serves the needs of its umbrella agencies, as well as the needs of Israel.
The Jewish Federation of Delaware is the one organization in Delaware that is truly able to convene the whole Jewish community around Israel, security and continuity. From the PJ Library to the Community Relations Committee, from the Siegel JCC to the Kutz Home, locally, the Federation provides for the needs of of community, cradle to grave. And the Jewish Federation is the only Jewish community organization that I know benefits Jews in need across the globe and here at home. I highly recommend!
I have been a non-profit professional for ten years, and recently switched to a volunteer role with the Jewish Federation. I must say that the Jewish Federation of Delaware is one of the best out there! Yesterday was the Federation's community-wide Israel Independence Day celebration, which began with a PJ Library concert for young children and their families, and nearly 100 people came out on a Sunday morning to be a part of yet another quality program. Pretty impressive, and it's just one of the many ways in which this organization strengthens the Jewish community in Delaware, bringing people together around a common cause throughout the year.
I serve as a volunteer on two JFD committees. More than programs (which are great) and fund development (which is outstanding), what makes this Federation a 5 star agency is really the staff. They are dedicated, willing to try new things, and ALWAYS pleasant to be around. Having passionate volunteers is important but a professional and highly competent staff is priceless!
As a volunteer for 15 years, I've found the current Federation staff in Delaware to be of the highest caliber and willing to do anything to help our community be stronger.
The Jewish Federation of Delaware (JFD) is the foundation that the entire Delaware Jewish community is based on. Without the JFD, the Delaware Jewish community would not be able to thrive in the way it does now. The JFD does not just serve the Jewish community, but the Delaware community at-large. They work to promote cultural understanding, equality and togetherness with a very diverse community. The work is crucial to bring Delawareans of various backgrounds together to promote the "Delaware Way."
I have been involved in the Delaware Jewish Community my entire life. The Jewish Federation of Delaware does an outstanding job to financially support the community as well as work tirelessly in continuing the sense of closeness throughout the Delaware Jewish Community. We are extremely lucky to have a dedicated staff at the Jewish Federation of Delaware lead by Seth Katzen.
The Jewish Federation of Delaware is just an amazing organization! From the many programs it offers, such as Shalom Baby, PJ Library, to Creating a Jewish Legacy, there is something for everyone to get involved. I became involved in the JFD after moving to the area, and looking to connect with other Jewish families. I have made so many great friends from serving on different committees and volunteering, I am so grateful for that. I love that the JFD provides my kids with the opportunity to learn what it means to give back and just a sense of a warm Jewish community.
I am always impressed by the Leadership of Seth Katzen, and all of the dedicated staff and volunteers. They always demonstrate strong commitment and have open arms to welcome you.
The JFD is definitely the center of the community and I am so proud that my family is apart of it.
I've been inspired by the leadership at JFD. They are committed to serving our local Jewish community and worthy projects in Israel. They produce exciting, relevant events that bring the community together.
I'm especially excited about the effort that has been made to promote the Create a Jewish Legacy program. And I'm proud of the success that our agencies have achieved with the support of JFD.
I continue to be impressed with the leadership and community support of the Jewish Federation of Delaware. Each staff member goes beyond his/her job description to energize the community and engage our member agencies. And Board Members, volunteers and lay leaders generously support all JFD activities with their time and money. There has been increasing community,collaborative involvement to achieve the goals of the Create a Jewish Legacy campaign. And we are beginning to see the fruits of that effort, with wonderful participation from all member agencies. I applaud the work of this organization and am proud to support it.
The Jewish Federation is many things to many people, which is why it is the anchor of our community. From my time as a young JCC camper to now working as a young professional in Wilmington, the Jewish Federation has always provided support and community. Recently, the Federation provided me with an opportunity to meet all the movers and shakers in our community and get more involved. It is these type of unique leadership opportunities that exemplify what the Federation can do for a young professional looking to get more involved.
The Jewish Federation of Delaware has provided myself and family a warm Jewish community. We've been blessed with great friends, a great cause, and an incredibly well run non profit that is doing the right things. We intend to be involved forever and are thankful for what the Federation stands for.
Ever since moving to DE the Jewish Federation has been extremely welcoming to me and my newly formed family. I've very much enjoyed getting engaged with this fine establishment and seeing all the great work they do throughout the community and world. I am excited to give my time to this noble cause and looking forward to continually seeing all the great things they do.
I honestly do not know what our life would be like without Jewish Federation of Delaware. Our lives are completely enriched by the support of our Federation. We have made wonderful friends and started amazing traditions. Our 2 year old daughter calls our campus, "MY JCC!" with such love and excitement. Five stars doesn't feel like enough!