Learn more about how we work to make Greensboro a place where YOUR Jewish life can thrive.
Welcome to the Greensboro Jewish Federation. We are recognized as a leader of small Jewish communities in the US and Canada. Our Federation is distinguished by a high level of volunteer leadership commitment, creativity and innovation, and an annual campaign of over 1,100 annual contributors and raises over $1.6 million. Greensboro has a population of more than 290,000; the Jewish community numbers approximately 3,000, or 1,200 families.
The Greensboro Jewish Federation is the voice of our local Jewish community and for millions of Jews around the world. Giving care to those in need, giving deeper engagement in quality of life, and giving strength to the community, in Greensboro, Israel and around the world is at the heart of what we do. Since 1940, the Federation has funded programs that care for people at every stage of life - strengthening community, providing leadership, and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow.
The Greensboro Jewish Federation builds community among the Jewish people of Greensboro, assuring continuity from generation to generation. Recognizing that each Jew is responsible, one for another, the Federation promotes the welfare of the Jewish people in our community, in Israel and worldwide.
The Federation accomplishes its mission by:
Developing Jewish educational and cultural activities.
Promoting an understanding of Jewish culture and concerns.
Fostering cooperation and effectiveness of existing Jewish organizations.
Developing human and financial resources to meet Jewish needs.
Building a strong relationship with our community-at-large.
It's easy to explain what we do, how we do it, and why it's important!
The Federation serves the community is many ways, offering programming, networking, and social events; brokering community relations; advocating for Israel, and organizing city-wide religious observances and celebrations. Whatever your passion, there is an opportunity to get involved and become part of the Greensboro Jewish community.
The Jewish Foundation of Greensboro offers many options to allow donors to show their support of and commitment to the Jewish people, including donor advised gifts, endowment funds and testamentary gifts. The Foundation also educates the community through the Create a Jewish Legacy initiative to develop bequests, endowments, and other planned gifts to create a meaningful, charitable legacy.
Jewish Family Services (JFS), a constituent agency of the Greensboro Jewish Federation, is rooted in Jewish values and in the community’s obligation to support basic human needs and assist its members in the Jewish tradition of helping people to help themselves. JFS promotes positive social functioning of individuals and families and supports and strengthens Jewish family and community life.