JEWISH FEDERATION OF DELAWARE INC

Rating: 4.92 stars   51 reviews

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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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302-427-2100
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
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

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A lot

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The cohesiveness of the Delaware Jewish community is due in large part to the actions of the Jewish Federation of Delaware. Opening up leadership and other programs to not only member agencies but also to non-affiliated organizations like synagogues, Chabad, Hadassah, etc., is a hallmark of JFD. JFD has very good community communications, via weekly emails, monthly newspaper, and targeted emails to particular interest groups. As a consultant to nonprofit organizations, both Jewish and secular, I find the fact that leadership is open to exploring ways to make a very good organization even better to be a strong positive.

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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have benefited from the Jewish Federation of Delaware for the past eight years! It was the fine institutions which they support which helped our family make the decision to relocate 3,000 miles from our home in southern California. The Jewish Federation of Delaware is the glue which keeps our Jewish community of 12,000+ together. I am especially impressed with the Jewish Federation's CEO, Seth Katzen. He truly understands the importance of community-building. His warmth and loving nature has made the Jewish Federation of Delaware responsive to the needs of so many: from the very, very young in our Jewish Community Center's Early Education Center, to the growing minds of our Albert Einstein Academy to the elderly, housed at our Kutz Home. His staff new outreach efforts to young professionals and young families, under the exemplary leadership of Ellisha Kaplan has been most appreciated. Through their sustained efforts, with programs like PJ Linrary, we will be able to continue attracting new families of our vibrant Jewish community in Delaware.

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

Very Well

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2013

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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.

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2014

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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

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

The Jewish Federation of Delaware does an outstanding job of keeping our community informed and active, with resources and programming that benefit our local community as well as relationships abroad. Seth Katzen's strength as Executive Director goes beyond his leadership role to include skills in public relations, advertising, promotion, and relationship building. The results are well-designed communications that include monthly issues of The Jewish Voice, weekly Shabbat eblasts, and programming and activities that are well-thought out, managed professionally, and marketed expertly. Seth's team of leaders, including Wendy Berger and Ellisha Caplan, and his Board President, Robin Saran, extend their leadership roles beyond their active roles with the JFD to the community at large, actively participating and supporting the Jewish community as a whole.

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

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

Great group of dedicated volunteers and staff, with a real commitment to the community as a whole and their mission.

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

Quite well

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

A lot

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Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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