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Volunteers must fill out a waiver and return it to Volunteer@JFFS.org in order for their application to be considered. 

We will do our best to match you with a volunteer within 24 hours of receipt of your completed form.

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. Explore the website and learn more about us!

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. 



Progress on Priorities

Stephen H. Gordon

Chair of the Board



February 3, 2020

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 special needs. 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 of Jewish Federation & Family Services.

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)  

Laguna Woods (Seniors)

Legacy Circle


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

Thank you to our Women's VOICES Gold Sponsors!