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The Roanoke Jewish Federation

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Causes: Judaism, Religion

Mission: The primary exempt purpose of the roanoke jewish federation is to further the welfare of the greater roanoke jewish community, to further the philanthropic, social, cultural, educational and religious needs of jewish and non-jewish organizations, to solicit, collect and otherwise raise funds for philathropic, social, cultural, educational, and religious purposes, to distribute the funds raised to other organizations, to foster the cooperation of local jewish organizations, and to provide leadership in support of and in response to issues of jewish concern.

Programs: The jewish community religious school in roanoke, va develops and maintains the jewish identity of its students, creates a foundation for lifelong learning, and fosters a sense of k'lal israel. The school is comprised of about 90 students and 9 faculty from roanoke and nearby communities. The lower school consists of pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. The junior academy is for grades 6-8. The senior academy is for students in grades 9-12. The lower school teaches age-appropriate material on jewish holidays and traditions, and includes art, dance, music and library activities. The junior academy emphasizes the study of israel, american jewish history, the book of writings and electives in spiritual and ethical development. Students in the senior academy study comparative religion and compartive judaism. Senior academy students have the opportunity to participate in the march of living.

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