GET INVOLVED

The Greensboro Jewish Federation offers a wide variety of professional and social groups to help you connect with other people in the Jewish community. Some of the gatherings bring together people of similar interests and are more social and service oriented, while others are designed to provide opportunities for career development, learn, and network with other professionals in your industry.

Enjoy Activities with Your Peers

The Greensboro Jewish Federation Women's Philanthropy Collective operates as a vital resource by educating, inspiring and celebrating Jewish women though speakers, workshops, and programming. The Women's Philanthropy Collective helps develop Jewish leaders dedicated to the Federation mission and serves to offer continuity and connectivity to Jewish women of this and future generations. 

The Federation Men's Division is a philanthropic and outreach division of the Annual Campaign and offers Jewish men an opportunity to socialize, network, consider important world issues and give back to the community that has or will make them successful. It is the opportunity for Jewish men, new to Greensboro to meet their long time resident counterparts and forge their Jewish future together. It is not only the beginning of men's resurgence in Jewish philanthropy, but resurgence of Jewish pride in their past, present and future.

For more information on these divisions, contact Emily Gray, (336) 852-5433 x237.

Join A Committee

Be a part of something extraordinary by being active within the Greensboro Jewish Federation and join a committee. Jews throughout the world are claiming their seat at the table, sharing their talents, skills, passions for our work. Donors can get involved in a variety of committees and provide the necessary direction for the future of our organization.

Federation committees include:

  • Marketing Committee
  • Allocations Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Film Festival Committee
  • Community Relations Committee
  • Personnel Committee
  • Gesher Greensboro Committee

 

Jewish Family Services Committees include:

  • Children and Family Programming Committee
  • Singles Committee
  • Blood Drive Committee
  • Mitzvah Day Committee
  • Holiday Celebration Committee

Jewish Foundation of Greensboro committees* include:

  • Investment Committee
  • Stewardship Committee
  • Development Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Business Procedures Committee

*Some Foundation committee positions are only by nomination

Join in Professional Affinity Groups

The Cardozo Society is the Greensboro Jewish Federation's affinity group for legal professionals. Cardozo Society programming integrates legal and Jewish concerns to demonstrate the unique contributions the legal profession can make to improve the Jewish and local communities. Cardozo Society Builders recognizes legal professionals who have made a campaign contribution of $1,000 or greater to the 2016 Greensboro Jewish Federation Annual Campaign.

Ignite is the new Jewish Business and Professional Forum, which debuted in 2018. This new affinity program is designed for business leaders and professionals in the Greensboro Jewish community. 

The Maimonides Society is the Greensboro Jewish Federation's affinity group for healthcare professionals. The Maimonides Society has been at the forefront of Jewish philanthropy, social action and education for members of the healthcare profession since its inception. The society was developed to foster a sense of common purpose and commitment among healthcare professionals to work toward the betterment of Jews wherever they may be. Maimonides Society Builders recognizes healthcare professionals who have made a campaign contribution of $1,000 or greater to the 2016 Greensboro Jewish Federation Annual Campaign.

For more information, contact Emily Gray, (336) 852-5433 x237. To become a Society Builder, contact Dianne Hines, (336) 852-5433 x233.

Travel the World With Friends

Jewish Federation Missions are travel experiences unlike any other. Join us as we explore the past, present and future of the Jewish people in locations as diverse as Israel, Poland, Latin America and the former Soviet Union. What makes each mission truly unique is its sense of purpose, guaranteeing our travelers a heightened appreciation and connection to their Jewish identity.

 

Our missions aren't passive experiences. They're active adventures, engaging the mind, heart, soul, and body. We'll explore local communities and their histories while traveling by jeep, boat, plane, and foot to make up-close and personal contact with the many marvels of Jewish existence. You'll witness firsthand the extraordinary efforts of organizations like the Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Israel while discovering and responding to the challenges facing Jewish communities today.

 

For more information about upcoming missions, please contact Emily Gray, (336) 852-5433 x237. 

J Triad

If you are a young professional in the Piedmont Triad area (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point) and have an interest in networking, philanthropy, or just want to have fun in the Jewish community, J Triad is for you. We offer a full range of fun and engaging programs and events from monthly happy hours, Sunday brunches, Shabbat dinners, community service opportunities, holiday parties, a kickball team, and more. J Triad is sponsored by the Beth David Synagogue, the Greensboro Jewish Federation, Temple Emanuel of Greensboro and Temple Emanuel of Winston-Salem.

To learn more email us and join our listserv: jtriad336@gmail.com

Other items of interest

Chai Notes: This unique program meets with groups and individuals to promote increased socialization and enjoyment through Jewish music and the arts. Participants in Chai Notes programs, such as the Senior Choir or events focusing on the arts, get to share their passion with a Jewish perspective intertwined.To contact Katy Claussen, Chai Notes Program Facilitator, email kclaussen@shalomgreensboro.org or call 852-4829, ext. 228.

Volunteer Services: We have an array of activities that can ehlp an older adult, as well as opportunities for older adults to assist others. Friendly visitors, delivering holiday gift bags, helping with Shabbat, and many more. Contact the Jewish Family Services volunteer coordinator at 852-4829, ext. 227 for more information and to sign up.

Holiday Celebrations: Jewish Family Services holds holiday celebrations around town and at facilities to celebrate with residents, their families, and the Jewish community. Contact JFS at 336-852-4829, ext. 222 or review the community calendar for upcoming events.

Triad Jewish Film Festival: More than just "a night at the movies," the Triad Jewish Film Festival is contemporary storytelling with the ability to impact the way audiences feel, think and behave after leaving the theater. Community members fill sold-out theaters every year for this annual event. 

ESL Classes: An English as a Second Language program promoting both language skills and socialization is offered weekly through the academic year and every other week in the summer for older adults from the Former Soviet Union.