JEWISH FEDERATION OF DELAWARE INC

Rating: 4.92 stars   51 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Human Services

Location: 101 Garden of Eden Road Wilmington DE 19803 USA

Mission: The mission of the Jewish Federation of Delaware is to mobilize the Jewish community to address issues, meet needs and build an agenda for the future. The Federation fulfills its mission by: raising funds that will meet mutually agreed upon goals; allocating and managing community resources based upon the community agenda; developing leadership; fostering identification with our Jewish teachings and heritage to inspire an informed and involved community; and providing a structure for the Jewish community to interact with the non-Jewish community.
Results: The 2014 Campaign is projected to raise $1.6 million thanks to the generosity and support of our community. TOGETHER We Are Federation
Target demographics: From Baby to Bubbe
Direct beneficiaries per year: Siegel JCC, Jewish Family Services of Delaware, Albert Einstein Academy, UD Hillel, The Kutz Home
Geographic areas served: Delaware and the Brandywine Valley
Programs: Jewish Federation of Delaware supports programs that feed, clothe, shelter, counsel and rescue thousands of people here in Delaware and the Brandywine Valley, in Israel and around the world. We provide opportunities to educate, inspire and celebrate a vibrant Jewish life. It's our responsibility. It's our privilege. It's who we are.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Seth Katsen and his mighty force of workers are amazing! They are available to answer questions, share information and lend support!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Dedicated organization which lets people get involved to follow their passions. Listens to everyone who is willing to speak and trying to build and support the Jewish community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more active members.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

SInce moving to the Wilmington, DE area 13 years ago, I have been involved with the JFD on an increasing role over the past few years. It all started after a day of volunteering during which my sons became involved in some activities and met other Jewish children in a non-academic environment. I've had the joy of helping out when and how I can. They are always so appreciative of whatever skill and time I can lend, that I don't feel bad (well too much) when I can't do all that I want to to help. It is a great connection to the Jewish community in Delaware, in the US, in Israel and the world.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jewish Federation of Delaware is an amazing organization. It brings the Jewish community together in support of Israel, through acts of Tikkun Olam (Social Action), to commemorate sacred moments and support those in need, and create engaging cultural and musical programming. In the greater community, it is a voice for reason and justice. It supports and sustains schools, synagogues, Jewish Family Services, The Siegel JCC and other organizations and institutions serving the greater Delaware community. It's Shalom Baby, PJ Library and YLD programs ensure the next generation of engaged Jews contribute meaningfully to the First State.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

Jewish Federation of Delaware is a wonderful organization. Their staff are kind and helpful, their lay-leadership have a vision for Delaware, and their impact on both the Jewish community and the community as a whole is enormous. Seth Katzen and Wendy Berger are fantastic executives who show their passion for what they do and Ellisha Caplan is an amazing programmer. The Jewish Voice, their print newspaper, as well as the electronic version of it, are timely and represent the community well. While there is always room for growth and development, JFD is well on its way from good to great!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

A wonderful organization with a gifted staff and a broad array of programs. I

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Federation staff is professional, thorough and completely engaged in myriad community activities. Volunteers are valued and always have fun working on social programs and fund raising events.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

Growing up in the area i was always aware of the Federations involvement but i never realized how far they reach and how many they touch. I am honored to work with this group and help support any way i can. They are top notch all the way around.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to build outreach out to Jewish families for participation in community, taking the focus off how much money they give.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been volunteering with Federation's Holocaust Education Committee for more than 10 years - they keep getting better and better! Seth Katzen and his staff are friendly, responsive and professional. Here's to another 10++++++ years!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

In my Opinion, this agency has evolved into a beacon of light in the world of nonprofits, under the leadership of Seth Katzen. The staff and volunteers are awesome. It is an honor and pleasure for me to serve as a volunteer, which I have been, for more than two decades.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a child growing up I watched my parents give to the needy and help and support Israel, so it was a natural transition for me to want to do the same. Jewish Federation of Delaware is a perfect fit. They service a cross section of the community as well as the country and people of Israel which has a special place in my heart.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

The best non profit in the State of Delaware

Caters to all Jewish people in Delaware

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes needed

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

As Past President of Congregation Beth Sholom in Dover, Delaware, the Jewish Federation of Delaware has been a tremendous help to our congregation in educating our population in central Delaware.

We are the only Conservative Synagogue within 40 miles of the metropolis of Wilmington.

Thanks you, Federation.
Herb Konowitz
Vice President Finance

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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