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Welcome to Jewish Federation of Orange County

 

For more than 50 years, Jewish Federation has been strengthening Jewish life in Orange County, Israel, and around the world. 

 

 

 

Grateful for a Safe Resolution

Our Respose to Colleyville

 

Dear Friends,

Jewish Federation of Orange County is immensely relieved and thankful for the rescue of the four hostages who were being held at Congregation Beth Israel in Texas yesterday. We express deep gratitude for the heroic efforts of law enforcement agencies who brought about their safe release. Our thoughts are with our brothers and sisters in Colleyville, and we pray for their healing from this traumatic event.

Yesterday’s incident has had a profound impact on Jewish communities throughout the country. Once again one of our sacred houses of worship was violently attacked on Shabbat and Jews were targeted because of who we are. Throughout Orange County, Jews gathered with their congregations for Havdalah services to pray for the hostages and the safety of our Jewish communities everywhere. As we begin to process this latest assault on our American Jewish community, Jewish Federation remains committed to countering antisemitism and to strengthening security for our institutions. 

 

May we stand together in strength and solidarity as we work to sustain a secure and flourishing Jewish community.

 

B’Shalom,

Hether Kline

 

 

Heather Kline, Chair

 

Jewish Federation of Orange County

 

 

We thank the ADL - Anti-Defamation League of Orange County/Long Beach; and our partners at the Secure Community Network (SCN) for keeping our community safe and informed.

 

Building Jewish Community

 

 

We open doors to Jewish life through programming for families with young children and for young adults, offer leadership development opportunities, give grants that support local Jewish organizations, and make it possible for community members of all ages to visit Israel, many for the first time.

Caring for Jews Locally and Around the World

 

 

 

We care for the most vulnerable members of our community, including many of the 300 Holocaust survivors living in Orange County today and adults with disabilities. We also provide resources, information, and referral for community members facing financial crises.

 Community Relations / Convening 

 

 

We bring the community together around important issues like combating Antisemitism and the delegitimization of Israel, as well as offering opportunities for Israel education and advocacy, and engaging in a variety of community relations activities through the Rose Project, and new programs Youth Leadership Initiative and Student to Student. 

Cultivating Philanthropy

 

The foundation of all our work is our cultivation of philanthropy through dedicated giving societies:

Solomon Society (Men's Philanthropy)

Women's Philanthropy

Ben Gurion Society (Young Adults)  

 


 

We are grateful to all who make our work possible, by sharing their time, their talent, their philanthropy. Our supporters transform lives and communities that build our Jewish tomorrow, help shape a vibrant Orange County Jewish community for the future. 

 

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