The Federation Blog

Our Goal for creating this blog is to give the Utah Jewish community a platform to have their voices heard. Topics for the blog will range from What does being Jewish mean for local individuals, parenting Jewish, favorite recipes to local & global frustrations with the Jewish community.

PJ Library's Impact on Our Family

We love PJ Library! Their program has been an invaluable resource for our family for nearly 8 years. They have provided an easy, informal, and genuinely profound way for us to connect with our children on Jewish values and culture. We're a mixed-faith family living a few states away from o…

Why Am I A Lion...in Two Communities?

I feel it is so true… to whom much has been given, much is expected. I just have always felt it was a gift to be able to choose to give away my time and treasure. My mother and father were always involved in their community, so I guess I have learned from their example. Federation continue…

PJ Library: From A Global Pandemic Until Today

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PJ Library books and events have been a blessing for our family as we have navigated the challenges of raising a toddler in a new state during a global pandemic. With limited options for in-person gathering in 2020 and no network of local Jewish friends, the arrival of each polka dot-covered…

PJ Library: Living in Utah

Ten years ago my husband and I moved to Utah. I was 6 months pregnant and moving from New York to Utah. I didn’t know what to expect from our new home. The mountains were beautiful but the bagels left something to be desired. I remember speaking with someone who was a born and raised Utahn…

Women's Philantropy in Utah

Women’s Philanthropy of the United Jewish Federation of Utah offers a host of meaningful opportunities for women to make an impact in our Jewish community. Whether your interests lie in education, networking, fundraising, or community service, our cohort offers something for you. Whether y…