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Review for Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, Los Gatos, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Jewish Federation is an outstanding organization. It is the umbrella organization of the Silicon Valley Jewish Community. It raises funds for local Jewish agencies, for Jews around the world and in Israel.

The Federation is VERY careful in the way in using donor gifts. It has a small staff and small overhead for this type of non profit.

My husband and I have a Donor Directed Fund that handles all of our philanthropic giving. I trust the Federation to make good decision with our gifts.

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

seeing the local agencies flourish. I have also seen, first hand, the incredible work our Federation has done in the Former Soviet Union and in Israel.

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

let more people know all the good work that the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley does

Role:  Donor & I am a Jewish educator. I was the Head of School at Yavneh Day School in Los Gatos (an agency of the Jewish Federation). I have served as president of the Jewish Federation. I am completing my third year as Vice President of Development at Hillel of Silic.

Review for Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, Los Gatos, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been both a professional and a full time volunteer with the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley. In both roles, I have found the Federation to be an exemplary organization. The Federation is extremely careful to maintain a low overhead, so that donations go directly to the beneficiary agencies. Each year, the Allocations committee meets with the agencies to assure that their allocation is supporting the mission of the agency.The Federation has also provided a strong support and social group for myself and my husband. In addition, I have learned many useful skills form serving on the board of the Federation. I am very proud to be part of this excellent non-profit.

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

seeing families provided with scholarships so that their children could receive a Jewish education, go to a Jewish summer camp and take a meaningful trip to Israel. I have also experienced excellent professional development workshops for the teachers.

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

working with an outstanding staff and a committed volunteer group.I have also been given the opportunity to travel to the Former Soviet Union and to Israel and see first hand where our donations go and how important these donations are to the recipients.

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

caring, committed and knowledgeable. Both staff and volunteers put in many, many hours,to achieve the Federation's mission.

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

make major differences in the lives of Jews living in Silicon Valley, in 60 countries around the world and in Israel.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & As a professional, I was the coordinator for a national grant that provided teacher training for Jewish educators. As a volunteer, I was Campaign Chair and President.