If there would be one word to describe the work of the Greensboro Jewish Federation, it might be "community". Locally, internationally, in Israel... on your Facebook page. Explore our community and meet new people, make some friends... make your mother happy and get involved. There are lots of ways to explore our community; take the first step and find your opportunity.
Community is all about meeting other people-- imagine if you met "the one" at a Federation program! We have a wonderful tale to tell about finding love this very special way. What happens when a Jew from Mexico locks eyes with a Jew from Israel across a crowded room? Marcos and Shlomit were perfect strangers when they met at a Federation event for young leaders. But their shared love for Jewish community quickly became the foundation of an international romance. CLICK HERE to read their story.
The Jewish Federations of North America's National Young Leadership is a local, national and international network of socially conscious Jews in their 20s, 30s and early 40s.
The Greensboro Jewish Federation's Young Leadership program offers abundant opportunities to get involved, whether your interests lead you to spend time visiting seniors, collect medicine or other vital supplies for Jews overseas, or meet with political leaders as an advocate for social services. Federation also offers leadership development programs to prepare you to play a key role in the Jewish community.
Young Leadership gives you a place to explore your interests, meet others, have fun, and make a difference in the world through your actions.
To get involved with Young Leadership, contact Noam Soker, 336-852-5433, ext. 221.
J Triad is a group for Jewish young adults in their 20’s and 30’s. The goal of JTriad is to create one large, social community that offers a fun and meaningful Jewish experience that all Jewish young adults in the Piedmont Triad area can enjoy together.
Supported equally by Temple Emanuel of Greensboro, Beth David Synagogue, the Greensboro Jewish Federation, and Temple Emanuel of Winston-Salem, and run by a small committee of dedicated community members, J Triad strives to provide a full range of interesting, engaging, and social programming opportunities with the goal of bringing people together and providing a space for young people to just “be Jewish.”
For more information on how to get involved with J Triad, and make your mother happy, visit www.jtriad.com.
Providing for the needy is an essential part of Jewish teachings, and of Jewish Federation’s mission. So when Federation opened a kosher food pantry in Sarah and David’s community, the two volunteers drew on age-old Jewish wisdom and traditions to connect the pantry to local farms.
“The concept of gleaning was that farmers would leave the corners of the fields so that people who didn’t have could come and take what they needed,” says David. “Now, when farmers have an overabundance they can’t pick, they allow volunteers to come in and take it and give it to people in need."
The fresh produce that Sarah, David and other volunteers glean feeds the needy at the Federation pantry and others throughout their community. Gleaning is just one way to serve your community. Donate. Volunteer. Make a difference with Federation.
Sarah and David draw on the Jewish tradition of gleaning to fight against hunger.