Seth Katzen has proven his support for Congregation Beth Sholom in Dover in many ways. While we are located an hour away from Wilmington, Seth is always available to assist with guidance and information or to listen and respond to our needs. He has made sure we are included in the Federation grant awards that help our extremely small shul cover our programs and to encourage more Jewish offerings in Central Delaware. We are very grateful for his leadership and continued support. When we visit the larger Jewish synagogues and the Jewish Community Center upstate we always feel welcomed and part of the bigger Jewish picture by Seth. He knows us by name and makes certain we are introduced to the other members.
Federation serves as the steward for the Jewish Community of Delaware and the Brandywine Valley. I continue to be impressed with its professional and lay leadership and its ability to adapt to the constantly changing needs of our agencies and recipients as well as the constantly evolving world and technology. In particular, Federation has effectively used technological advances to better serve its missions in ways we could not have imagined 10-20 years ago. Through innovative programming, Federation touches the lives of thousands of people in Delaware as well as around the world. As a result of its transparency, I clearly know that my time and philanthropy is being wisely invested through Federation and support their efforts in improving the world.
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.
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.
Jewish Federation of Delaware is an extremely well run organization. I've been involved as a volunteer, donor and Board member. The administration and staff are creative, thoughtful and make the most of our community's funds.
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.
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.
Federation serves as the convener and umbrella organization for our community. I have been impressed with its professional and lay leadership and its ability to adapt to the constantly changing needs of our agencies and recipients. Through innovative programming and engagement opportunities, Federation touches the lives of thousands of people in Delaware as well as around the world. I know that my time and philanthropy is being wisely invested through Federation and support their efforts in improving the world.
The Jewish Federation of Delaware was the first agency that reached out to me when my family and I were newcomers to the area. The warmth and enthusiasm continued to grow, as did my relationship and involvement with the JFD. I embrace it's mission and ongoing support of our community and the community abroad! The great staff and lay leaders work endlessly to reach goals that are collectively set forth. We are very fortunate to have the JFD in our community where it IS making a difference.
I became involved with JFD as a participant in the Community Leadership Institute in 2006. My family and I have benefited from our association with this amazing organization. I have served as President of JFS and a board member of JFD. My daughter is also a graduate of the Community Leadership Institute, serving on the board of AEA and Hillel. Best of all, my grandchildren, who attended JCC Preschool and Camp JCC, have been impacted by JFD. They are presently students at AEA and are thriving as a result of their experience.
I have been involved with the JFD since the early 90's in multiple capacities including past President and current Chair of the Jewish Community Relations Committee. The ability of the Federation, through its staff and volunteers, to positively impact Delaware's Jewish Community and its reach into Israel and the general community through its various partnerships never ceases to amaze me. Through my involvement I have the satisfaction of being part of something bigger than I am and, in the process, I have become a better person.
I have been a member of the Jewish Federation of Delaware since I have been a member of the Delaware Community. Seth Katzen and the entire JFD team have been one of the best groups I have worked with. There is no substitute for the gratification that I feel when I know that my time and donations go to groups making a difference. Hillel at the University of Delaware and The Kutz Home in Wilmington are just two of the organizations that we help improve life daily not just in donations, but also in volunteer time and mentoring.
On a personal side, I have made some of the most wonderful friendships as being part of the JFD. I would recommended to anyone getting involved with the Jewish Federation of Delaware .