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Jewish Federation Of Silicon Valley

Rating: 4.75 stars   4 reviews 1,201

Nonprofit Issues:

Philanthropy

Address:

14855 Oka Rd Suite 200 Los Gatos CA 95032 USA

Mission:

The mission of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley is to strengthen and enrich the Jewish community locally, in Israel and throughout the world. Our efforts support educational, social service and charitable programs that exemplify the Jewish values of K’lal Yisrael (taking responsibility for one another), Tzedakah (charity and righteousness), and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).

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408-358-3033
www.jvalley.org

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Reviews for Jewish Federation Of Silicon Valley

Rating: 5 stars  

The Jewish Federation is an outstanding organization. It is the umbrella organization of the Silicon Valley Jewish Community. It raises funds for local Jewish agencies, for Jews around the world and in Israel.

The Federation is VERY careful in the way in using donor gifts. It has a small staff and small overhead for this type of non profit.

My husband and I have a Donor Directed Fund that handles all of our philanthropic giving. I trust the Federation to make good decision with our gifts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the local agencies flourish. I have also seen, first hand, the incredible work our Federation has done in the Former Soviet Union and in Israel.

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

let more people know all the good work that the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley does

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have been both a professional and a full time volunteer with the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley. In both roles, I have found the Federation to be an exemplary organization. The Federation is extremely careful to maintain a low overhead, so that donations go directly to the beneficiary agencies. Each year, the Allocations committee meets with the agencies to assure that their allocation is supporting the mission of the agency.The Federation has also provided a strong support and social group for myself and my husband. In addition, I have learned many useful skills form serving on the board of the Federation. I am very proud to be part of this excellent non-profit.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing families provided with scholarships so that their children could receive a Jewish education, go to a Jewish summer camp and take a meaningful trip to Israel. I have also experienced excellent professional development workshops for the teachers.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with an outstanding staff and a committed volunteer group.I have also been given the opportunity to travel to the Former Soviet Union and to Israel and see first hand where our donations go and how important these donations are to the recipients.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring, committed and knowledgeable. Both staff and volunteers put in many, many hours,to achieve the Federation's mission.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make major differences in the lives of Jews living in Silicon Valley, in 60 countries around the world and in Israel.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Always a positive experience. I have been off and on the Women's Division and now Women's Philanthropy board for years. I've served as the Connections chair and then co-chair. Staff is knowledgeable, always helpful, and professional.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

community outreach

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

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

people

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, dedicated, kind, Jewish and community minded

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save the world

Ways to make it better...

got more Jews in community to participate and give

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting people involved and tapping the potential

One thing I'd also say is that...

every Jew should support Federation

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with the Jewish Federation in nearly all capacities, from being a recipient of community funds for trips to Israel,attending the local day schools and working for local Federation-funded agencies, to meeting my beloved at a Federation event and being a Federation donor and volunteer myself. The work this organization does goes above and beyond what others with so many more funds have accomplished. Kol Hakavoad!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional and inspiring.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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