Jewish Federation Of Delaware Inc

Rating: 4.94 stars   64 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 2015 Campaign is projected to raise $1.65 million thanks to the generosity and support of our community. We Are Stronger TOGETHER
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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302-427-2100
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Rating: 5 stars  

As an active volunteer with JFD for several decades, I am honored to be able to express my thoughts about this non-profit. I have volunteered with other non-profits over the years and state without hesitation that the dedication and kindness of the staff at JFD outshines the others. The current CEO and staff members who I have direct contact with have always treat me with respect and step up to the plate in times of need, both in personal matters and in my capacity as a volunteer with the agency. I have received many letters and comments about how JFD programs and affiliates have had a positive impact on their lives.



 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love that the Jewish Federation of Delaware (JFD) acts with a mission not just to benefit itself, and not just to benefit its agencies, but to benefit and unify the entire community. Their Create A Jewish Legacy program is benefiting numerous synagogues and Jewish institutions, providing training, resources, and financial incentives to build legacy bequest programs to ensure the future of the community and its institutions. I participate in that program as a representative of a synagogue. I am also on the editorial committee of JFD's publication, the Jewish Voice. It is truly a community-wide communication tool for both events as well as issues of concern.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Delaware is a special state, and the Jewish community here is special as well, both in no small part due to the Jewish Federation of Delaware. It is a wonderful outlet for volunteerism that really makes a difference in people's lives. My particular interest is in public policy issues of concern to the Jewish community here and around the world. The Federation gave me the opportunity to pursue this interest through its Jewish Community Relations Committee. When I served as president of a local synagogue, relationships between the Federation and synagogue were excellent. Seth Katzen has put an emphasis on cooperation among the various institutions in the community, for the benefit of all. He has also added to the professionalism of Federation, particularly its marketing and communications efforts.

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?

Quite 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  

The Jewish Federation of Delaware is a well run, professional organization that manages to accomplish an incredible amount of work supporting numerous community members. Seth Katzen, CEO, has assembled an experienced team and each person manages to carry out multiple jobs and do them all well. Whether they are planning community events or educating the agencies and their constituents about legacy giving, they manage to do everything well. People spread the message by word of mouth and more people become informed and engaged. In fact, with every event or accomplishment they manage to improve upon everything they have done in the past!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Today I chaired a very successful joint steering committee meeting composed of volunteers from Delaware and israel at our Federation office. The CEO of the Jewish Federation of Delaware and his staff enabled the success of this meeting. All the materials needed were ready and available for each participant. Information was also sent out in advance, as well as a reminder. A list of attendees and an agenda was provided. There was coffee and snacks available when our guests arrived. They organized a tour of our campus involving people from other organizations. They arranged for lunch, coffee, deserts and snacks, In summary, the staff attended to every detail which enabled a very successful joint steering committee meeting.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have become more and more involved with the JFD each year. I am continually impressed with the broad impact of the organization. There are programs for new babies, things for children and something for everyone including the ederly. But, not onnly is there incredable breath, but the quality of these programs are also incredibly strong. Recently I attended a WOW event with the most incrdible speaker I have ever heard. All of these programs and services exist because of the dedication of the wonderful staff and many volunteers. When volunteering for these events a stron commmunity is built. I have participated in events like the one described, in Mitzvah day with hundreds of volunteers, and gon on multiple missions to Israel with my Federation. I have also been on the board in various positions. It is an honor to work with this group to people.

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  

I am so proud to be part of the Jewish Federation of Delaware. Not only do we support and educate our local Jewish community and Israel, but we also do tremendous work and service within the community at large. Every age group from early childhood to senior citizens and the elderly benefit from our services.

 
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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: 5 stars  

I am so very proud of JFD for all that it does to help our fellow Jews, both locally and abroad.

The staff is highly motivated, effective, personable and successful. I reap a lot of personal satisfaction through my volunteer work for JFD, not only because I am achieving tikun olam, but also because I am very appreciated.

The programs and events that JFD coordinates are both meaningful and worthwhile.
Can't say enough good things about this organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The JFD staff are amazing and I am proud to work with them AND call them my friends. In the past year alone, I have seen their passion and dedication to our community in action as they work hard to do good work locally and bring the larger Jewish world to Delaware.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This community is really special in that if there is something you’re really passionate about, speak up, and you’ll find the support to make it happen. Energy and interest are truly valued by both lay and professional leadership here in Delaware. This community has not only become my home but where I look for support, for information, for inspiration and my gut reaction to this has been to pay it forward and give back.

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: 5 stars  

I came to be involved in the Jewish Federation of Delaware through volunteering within one of its agencies. JFD has expanded my social circle, brought me all kinds of new experiences, and made it clear to me that I really would not want to live anywhere else right now then right here in Delaware. I am proud to be able to support my community through the JFD.

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Jewish Federation of Delaware is a top-notch organization. Its leaders are a part of the community and are always supportive of other agencies' missions. I am a volunteer who truly values my role as the chair of the committee that oversees the Jewish Voice, our Federation's monthly publication. The publication's success is directly related to the fact that it is valued from the top. The CEO/Executive Director and the Editor view it as a priority, and as an avenue for Federation and its sister agencies to have a voice. The community values the Jewish Voice as a source of information and as a way to stay connected to other Jews. In Delaware we are lucky to have such a strong Jewish Federation!

 
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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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