While I have been a donor for many years and have increased my donation every year I have just recently become a volunteer. I have always been exceedingly happy with the services this organization provides to our community and to its sister city in Israel. Being a volunteer has given me a new prospective on the efforts expended by both the professional staff and the "army" of dedicated volunteers that makes these services possible. This is truly a wonderful organization to both support and to participate. I hope I am able to continue to donate and to volunteer.
So proud to live in a community supported by the Jewish Federation of Delaware. Their professionalism and attention to detail allows our lay leadership to reach higher and achieve more in every aspect of Jewish communal life. Their outreach spans the state of Delaware and parts of Pennsylvania and is relevant to multi-generational, multi-cultural and inter-faith families, individuals and communities. We may be small but we are mighty or as JFD says...
"WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER"
The staff is so caring and dedicated to our community. Over the past year, they have come to me with new ways to be involved Jewishly including a larger role in Women's Philanthropy and encouraging me to apply for a national fellowship. It's great to see how the funds raised have a positive impact on Jewish Delaware.
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.
Jewish Federation of Delaware does an amazing job of mobilizing our Jewish community as a collective towards the greater good for immediate needs in our local orbit, but also does a formidable job of connecting all of us to Jewish communities around the world that need our collective help. I am a proud supporter! I am actively involved as the co-chair the PJ Library program, which provides free Jewish books and music to children throughout the state and into the surrounding Brandywine Valley of Pennsylvania, and most recently participated in a focus group of parents and young professionals where we were given the opportunity to share our thoughts on where the future of Jewish Delaware should be headed. It means a lot to know that Federation takes seriously their role of "speaking" for the rest of us!
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!
The Jewish Federation of Delaware creates the strong Jewish community in our state. As a volunteer for over 20 years, serving on many boards and committees, I see first hand how well JFD is run and how critical it is. Our CEO, Seth Katzen, has an amazing staff that makes it all run smoothly. There is something available for everyone in the community, and his focus on marketing has made those things more visible to all. The communications are timely and informative. All of the agencies know what is happening. I recently was on vacation in California, but kept up to date with what is happening in DE from my emails. Also, as the chair of the NFC, that includes 6 other Federations and partners in Israel, I always get the support I need from Seth and his staff, as well as helping to communicate our message to DE.
There is so much the JFD offers it is amazing, from PJ Library, to relevant movies and events for the community, the JCC, support for JFS, Hillel ( I am president of the board), education, the Synagogues --it is an outstanding organization.
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.
As the Annual Campaign co-chair, along with Barb Blumberg, I could not feel more proud than I do to feel a part of this extraordinary agency and its vital programs.
Jewish Federation of DE, through the expert leadership of CEO Seth Katzen and DOD Wendy Berger, and the amazing staff, is so very effective at supporting and improving the lives of countless of our fellow Jews here in DE, in Israel, and in over 65 countries abroad.
Which as we all know, is more important than ever before.
I speak for myself and for Barb when I say that I could not be more impressed by nor more appreciative of the quality of Tikun Olam that JFD provides both locally and globally.
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.
Jewish Federation headed by CEO Seth Katzen is an outstanding organization serving our community and Israel with passion and love.
I am proud to be a volunteer.
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.
Jewish Federation of Delaware stands out as the best of the best when it comes to non-profits in our community. I'm a volunteer for various organizations and there is something truly special about Federation. Delaware is a tight-knit community that depends on our Federation to support us and unite us, and under Seth Katzen's outstanding leadership, we are certainly Stronger Together.
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!
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!
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.
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."
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.