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Welcome to Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County

For more than 50 years, we have been building and strengthening Jewish life in Orange County.

 

We develop leadership.

 

  • Annually, we engage 250 Board members and committee members in leadership activities, a sort of “leadership lab” that grows their ability to take Jewish Orange County into the future.
  • More than 40 Jewish community leaders—all graduates of our Skillset program—have represented or currently represent Jewish organizations throughout our community.

 

 

We open doors to Jewish life for families with young children and young adults.

 

  • We’ve delivered more than 100,000 PJ Library books to 3,000 children in OC since 2011.
  • We’ve given more than 2,000 Passport to Jewish Life grants valued at $1.3 million in 11 years to make Jewish learning and experiences accessible for children and teens.
  • By next February, we will have sent 40 young couples on two Honeymoon Israel trips that connect them to Israel and build a community they bring back to OC.

 

We convene our community around key issues.

 

  • We are bringing together Jewish community leaders and other stakeholders throughout the county to provide input for next year’s OC Jewish Community Study.
  • We launched a Community Security Task Force to provide communication platforms and training programs for all of our OC agencies and congregations.
  • Through our Rose Project, we are doing and preparing to do critical work in education and civic engagement to combat Antisemitism and anti-Israel rhetoric.

 

 

We raise dollars that support our community and fuel innovation.

 

  • Our fundraising supports the most vulnerable members of our community, including Holocaust survivors, adults with special needs, and community members who need support and referrals in an emergency.
  • We raise and distribute funds to Jewish organizations in our community for their innovative Jewish programming and social services.

 

Shabbat Message from the CEO

  • The weather is finally starting to warm up, school is out, and summer is here! For me and my kids, summer brings with it a lot of fun, but also a lot of decisions. How will we spend our vacation time? Where should we go? Sleep-away camp or day camp? Soccer camp or Jewish camp? So many choices. As adults, we understand the powerful impact our choices can have, especially our choices about how we...

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We are grateful to each and every person who makes our work possible. Our supporters are helping to shape the future of Jewish Orange County by sharing of their time, treasure, and talent.

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Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating Recipient for 9 Consecutive Years:

 

Only 3% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least nine consecutive 4-star evaluations.

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JFFS Mission Explainer

So what is our mission? It's more than you think.

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Social services for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

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