The Jewish Federations of North America has implemented an emergency campaign - STOP THE SIRENS - to raise funds to aid with the burgeoning social needs that are arising in Israel at this time of serious crisis.  This campaign is being implemented in collaboration with local Jewish Federations, the Reform and Conservative Movements and our overseas partners - the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Israel Trauma Coalition and other groups.  We need your help today.  Please join with us.

We can't silence the sirens. But we can try and soften their impact on the lives of the children and families living under their blare.

Although the situation has escalated into a ground assault by the Israeli army, Hamas' upgraded military capabilities put the vast majority of Israel's population within range of rocket fire.  But all of Israel is within reach of our work.

Think about the thousands of children who have been read their bedtime stories in bomb shelters.  With your help, we can take them out of harm's way for a day of normal play.

Imagine families emerging from their home bomb shelter only to find that their house was destroyed.  Federation funds provide for those victims and thousands of victims of terror like them, with the money and support they need to begin rebuilding their lives.

What about the infirm and immobile who can't make it to bomb shelters in time? So, instead of worrying about their safety, they choose to live in a shelter because that is the safest way.  Federation partner programs are their lifelines to food and medicine and human contact.

During every time of hostility or need, in virtually every town in Israel, every day, you will find a piece of Federation at work.  Helping those who need it the most. Making sure no one falls through the cracks. We need your help!

Please help us help the citizens of Israel today.  Click on "donate now" to make your emergency contribution.  Please write in the comment line, "Israel Appeal."  100% of all funds received will be used to provide assistance to the burgeoning social needs in Israel as a direct result of this conflict.

Women's Philanthropy

Lunch & Learn with Professor Jacqueline Osherow

 Lunch & Learn has been led by the very energetic, thought provoking and inspirational, Professor Jacqueline Osherow on the discussion of Bible as Literature and how it relates to our contemporary lives. Jacqueline Osherow is a distinguished English professor at the University of Utah and a poet. We've been meeting in different homes and bring potluck dishes per the host's request. Typically, we send out an Evite before the event and ask to RSVP. Friends are Welcome!

 Please contact Ruth Davidson ( or Judith Meshorer-Lindsey ( to RSVP, get food assignment and be added to the future emailing list.

Click here to view the programs of the Utah Women’s Philanthropy. Next Lunch & Learn meeting will be on the Book of Ruth, on October 7, 2014 at 11:00am at the home of Samantha (Sam) Simon. RSVP:

Girls Night Out

Please join us for our third United Jewish Federation of Utah “Girls’ Night Out” on Thuesday, October 14, 2014, at 7:00pm at the home (sukkah) of Diane Warsoff, SLC.

Food:    Dessert will be served



Our next “Guys Night Out” will be on October 23, 6:30 PM at TBD

In addition to good food and conversation, we have scheduled an informative presentation by Scott Altman, Director of Salt Lake City's Ballet West.

Topic:  Ballet West: The Arts, and a foundation for the Future


Please invite your friends.

Cost:              $15 at the door – honor system - will cover food cost

The goal of the Federation's Men Group is to provide a mechanism for guys to come together in the spirit of community and friendship. It is also our hope that the group be guided by those who participate. RSVP:

Donate Now Because...

$13 delivers a food package to an elderly Jew in the FSU

$250 delivers 52 weeks of kosher lunches at the JCC senior center

$25 delivers textbooks and supplies to one Hebrew school student

$365 delivers a scholarship for a teen to attend a Judaism and ecology seminar

$40 delivers a local family holiday workshop

$50 delivers medication for an indigent client

$1000 delivers 16 counseling sessions for a troubled teen

$30,000 delivers a cancer family care program

$750 delivers a JCC membership for a new immigrant family

$50 delivers three new books for the Jewish library

$1200 delivers plane tickets for a family of four from Kiev to Israel

$160 delivers a month's college living allowance for an Ethiopian student in Israel

$52 delivers two months blood pressure medication for a senior citizen

$1000 delivers a month-long stay at the home for the aged

$6000 delivers a year's scholarship for a toddler at the JCC early childhood program

$70 delivers special eating utensils for a Jewish nursing home

$75 delivers job interview clothes for a new American immigrant

$19,000 delivers an AIDS education program in Israel

$75 delivers a personal counselor for a special needs camper

$10,000 delivers 33 driver's education scholarships for new American immigrants

$100 delivers Shabbat dinner for 10 local college students

$25,000 delivers a new immigrant caseworker

$100 delivers one speaker at a Jewish education lecture series

$120 delivers a 5-month Hebrew-language program at an absorption center in Israel

$125 delivers two days of emergency food and shelter for a single parent and child

$2,000 delivers basic necessities for a new Ethiopian immigrant family in Israel

$300 delivers one month of pre-school for an Ethiopian child in Israel

$500 delivers one month of van service to take seniors to the hospital

$1500 delivers one day-school scholarship to a needy student

$13,200 delivers one person's temporary housing at an Israeli absorption center

PJ Library

PJ ("PJ" for "pajamas") program offers free, high-quality Jewish books and music each month to children ages 6 months to 8 years. Click on the picture to register your child.


PJ Library -free Jewish books each month to children ages 6 months to 8 years

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