Jewish Federation of Delaware Inc

Rating: 4.95 stars   77 reviews

Address:

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 2016 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
www.ShalomDelaware.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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7 people found this review helpful

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.

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

The GA to Nashville.

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

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

The feeling of helping the Jewish community and Israel through its events.

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

Ruth Rosenberg, Sam Asher, Glenn Engelman

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

send mmore money to Israel

Ways to make it better...

I had more money to contribute currently.

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

the economy

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

 
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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  

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."

 
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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.

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?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

 
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JFD has enriched our lives beyond measure. It provides for a Jewish community that supports its people literally from birth to elder years. The people involved in JFD embody the word "mensch" and we are so proud to support this organization in everything it does.

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the volunteer chair of the committee that oversees The Jewish Voice, Federation of Delaware's magazine-like publication. Under the leadership of the executive director, editor and staff, we have taken this publication to the next level. You need to see it, read it and feel it to understand its impact! We know that the community (both Jewish and non-Jewish) is reading it because they're talking to us about the content. Therefore, we must be committed to providing accurate and current information. The commitment to this publication from both Federation leadership and staff is proof that keeping the community informed of issues, milestones and events is a top priority. Federation of Delaware is an important and instrumental presence in our community. While the role I play is small compared to the work others in the organization, I can say that I am proud to be a part of Federation of Delaware.

 
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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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