For more than 50 years, Jewish Federation has been strengthening Jewish life in Orange County, Israel, and around the world. Explore the website and learn more about us!
The outpouring of anger and pain we are seeing in communities throughout our nation following the tragic death of George Floyd is the result of ongoing racial injustice that plagues our nation. This injustice impacts the lives of African Americans every day. Jewish Federation of Orange County grieves with the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the many other men, women and children who have senselessly lost their lives in violent acts of racism. And we stand in solidarity with peaceful protesters demanding change.
Our Jewish tradition teaches us that all humans are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) and that we are religiously and morally obligated to pursue justice (Justice, justice you shall pursue, Deuteronomy 16:20). We are bound by our aspiration to make our world a place of peace and justice. At this critical moment, we reaffirm our commitment to work with all people of conscience to combat hate and racism in all their forms in the pursuit of a more just community. As we do so, we acknowledge the need to promote awareness within our own community to the injustices intrinsic in our society. To these ends, we seek to be listeners, learners and partners in our shared effort to create a truly United States of America that lives up to the values of fairness, inclusion and justice.
Visit our Community Resource Page with information on a wide range of issues, from COVID-19 health protocols and best practices, to online Jewish educational, spiritual and social material created by our local and national partner organizations, to community resources for those in need, and information for businesses seeking support through federal programs.
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.
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 special needs. We also provide resources, information, and referral for community members facing financial crises.
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 of Jewish Federation & Family Services.
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.