Federation supports greater awareness of our Jewish identity and participation in life and learning. Federation works to promote Jewish identity and participation for generations to come; we support programs and opportunities for involvement at many levels, especialy for young Jewish adults and families.
Community is central to our culture, beliefs, traditions and customs. The Greensboro Jewish Federation, with your help, wants to build a more inspired, caring community here at home that connected to Israel and Jewish communities around the world. We hope to encourage a renewed spark among the young to be interested in understanding and appreciating our heritage.
When children begin their Jewish studies early in life and continue studying beyond B'nai Mitzvah, they are more likely to remain involved in a Jewish way of life, have Jewish friends, feel a bond with Israel and carry those Jewish practices into adulthood. The Greensboro Jewish Federation is proud to promote local Jewish education.
Local opportunities include:
AMERICAN HEBREW ACADEMY (HIGH SCHOOL):
The American Hebrew Academy is an international Jewish college prep boarding and day school serving students in grades 9-12 that fosters academic excellence and strengthens Jewish identity. Students graduate thoroughly prepared for college and ready to make a meaningful impact on the world.
PJ Library is a Jewish family engagement program implemented on a local level throughout North America. They mail free, high-quality Jewish children's literature and music to families across the continent on a monthly basis. PJ Library is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, made possible through local partnerships with the Greensboro Jewish Federation and B'nai Shalom Day School. Today, families in hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada are able to explore the timeless core values of Judaism through books and music. All families raising Jewish children from age six months of age through eight years are welcome to sign up, CLICK HERE to register.
Jewish Family Services offers many programs to help families in need. We offer Information and Referral and parent to parent support to address needs of parents with special needs children. Social opportunities for special needs teens and young adults are offered. Counseling for parents is offered through the clinical social work program.
Educational and supportive programs that promote positive Jewish family life are offered throughout the year.
A limited fund is available to those who need one-time assistance with emergencies such as paying a utility bill, food, medicine, or meeting other basic needs. Whenever possible, this is offered as a loan with generous repayment terms. The Jewish Family Services Food Pantry is available to anyone who needs assistance with obtaining nonperishable food items. Please call Betsy Gamburg at 852-4829, ext. 225, for more information on any of these resources.
Many families in our community explore summer camps, trips to Israel, or March of the Living. Federation supports these programs and often offers grants or scholarships to make the programs affordable. Students and their families often become more engaged as their children have these sorts of experiences growing up! The Federation would be happy to answer questions and provide direction as you explore ways to get involved.