The Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso is the one place that belongs to every Jew in El Paso. We are the heirs to the efforts of generations of Jewish El Pasoans who built the institutions in our community and made El Paso a good place to live Jewishly.
For more than 80 years, our Federation has helped sustain and improve the quality of Jewish life in Greater El Paso, in Israel and around the world. With strength in numbers, along with the other 156 Federations, we have the resources to act nationally and globally on challenges such as anti-Semitism, Israel advocacy and the quality of Jewish life for Jews everywhere and we are there to support those affected by natural and man-made disasters.
According to Jewish tradition, the highest form of tzedakah is giving to a community fund, or kuppah. Throughout Jewish history, it was the custom of Jewish communities to create an address for centralized giving. This guaranteed the privacy and dignity of the poor, as well as the successful maintenance of communal "agencies."
Now it is our turn to do our share. The Annual Community Campaign of the Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso is our central fund to ensure the vitality of our local Jewish community, as well as the support needed for Jewish communities in Israel and around the world ; our Kuppah.
We continue the tradition. Click here to contribute today. Your contribution saves lives and helps feed the flame of Jewish identity so it will shine brighter every day. Thank you.
Grants, Services and Programs for 2019 approved by the Federation Board for 2019 are listed below:
|Temple Mount Sinai||35,171|
|Temple Beth El||7,300|
|Jewish Federations of North America (Israel and Overseas aid)||79,376|
|Jewish Community Relations Council||14,600|
|*ElPasoConnect (for those of us in our 20s and 30s)||12,000|
|LasCrucesConnect (for those of us in our 20s and 30s)||2,500|
|The Jewish Voice||24,500|
|Sun City Shabbat||5,000|
|*Borderland's Café Europa (programs for seniors)||23,250|
|EPJA - Grant||36,000|
|EPJA - programming||15,000|
|El Paso Holocaust Museum & Study Center||5,575|
|Jewish Film Festival||14,000|
|*Shalom Shuttle (Rides for Seniors)||10,000|
|Celebrate Israel @ 71 - Yom HaAtzmaut||5,000|
|Congregation B'nai Zion||18,000|
Includes direct costs only. Does not include allocations of staff time and other necessary overhead. *We are grateful to the Jewish Community Foundation for its support of these programs.
The Federation awards Grants locally out of the resources of the Annual Community Campaign. These grants are the product of a community wide Granting Process that involves input from the different segments of our community. Every Jewish Organization in the Greater El Paso area can qualify to receive a grant.
The Federation Movement embraces the responsibility trusted upon us for Jews around the world. We do it, because Jews anywhere are our family, our Mischpocha. Being a Jew is about responsibility. Responsibility for our own action or inactions, as well as the idea of collective responsibility for those in danger or in need. The Federation movement is the vehicle through which the American Jewish Community fulfills that responsibility, in partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Joint Distribution Committee, World ORT, and many others. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT YOUR DOLLARS DO AROUND THE WORLD