MAKING A DIFFERENCE
AROUND THE WORLD.

 

At the Greensboro Jewish Federation, part of our mission is to promote the welfare of the Jewish people in our community, in Israel and worldwide. Our connections with Israel and Jewish communities around the world include serving as an educational resource, advocating for Israel, and facilitating travel for local Jewish members abroad—to learn, teach, and inspire. 

 

Through partner agencies, Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), Greensboro stands strong as a Jewish community nationally and touches Jewish lives around the globe.

WORLD JEWRY

 

Since our founding in 1940, the Federation has made significant investments in global Jewry. We mobilized the community to rescue and resettle Holocaust survivors in the 1940s and to help Ethiopian and Russian immigrants in the 1980s and 1990s. Today, we advocate for Israel, invest in services for Jews in need overseas, and foster people-to-people connections. Thanks to YOU, we are making an impact strengthening the bonds of friendship among Jews here at home, in Israel, and around the world. Our current programs include:

  • Helping Jews in Need Overseas: Through our longstanding partnership with the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and with direct funding, the Federation supports programs helping Jewish families in Israel and Jewish communities around the world obtain food, healthcare, education, and more.
  • Israel Opportunities for Young Adults: We support life-changing, immersive Israel experiences for young adults.
  • Israel Opportunities for Teens: Federation helps teens deepen their knowledge about and connection with Israel, through Israel Experience scholarships.
  • Israel-Focused Community Events: The Federation works with Jewish organizations to organize community events that foster strong connections with Israel through educational opportunities, cultural offerings, and Partnership2Gether gatherings.

GLOBAL ALLOCATONS

  • AIDING WORLD JEWRY

    The Federation is a significant partner for movements in Israel fighting for religious pluralism. We see Israel as our home, and envision a future in which diverse Jewish expression is valued in Israel.

    In 2020, the Greensboro Jewish Federation allocated $10,000 to religious pluralism in Israel, $133,000 to the Joint Distribution Committee, $120,000 to the Jewish Agency for Israel, as well as $3,500 in other overseas allocations.

    For more information, visit our ALLOCATIONS AND IMPACT page.

ISRAEL SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

 

The Greensboro Jewish Federation believes that Israel experiences are one of the best ways to strengthen Jewish identity and create deeper connections to the global Jewish community. We aim to make Israel experiences available and accessible to teens and young adults. Grants and scholarships provided by the Federation and Jewish Family Services help teens and young adults afford life-changing Israel adventures. We encourage Greensboro teens and young adults to experience all that Israel has to offer. 

GREENSBORO JEWISH FEDERATION ISRAEL EXPERIENCE GRANT

 

The Greensboro Jewish Federation is proud to provide incentive grants to encourage rising high school juniors through college-age young adults to participate in peer group trips to Israel. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

 

GRANT POLICIES & GUIDELINES, APPLICATION AND LIABILITY FORM CAN BE FOUND HERE.
 

For more information, contact The Greensboro Jewish Federation or call our Outreach and Engagement Manager at (336) 852-5433 x243. 

 


 

JACKE W. AND LOTTIE K. SAMET ISRAEL EXPERIENCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
 

Jewish Family Services administers the Jacke W. and Lottie K. Samet Israel Experience Scholarship Fund which awards grants to Jewish youth living in Guilford County going to Israel on their first teen peer trip. Visit Jewish Family Services for more information.

 


 

TAGLIT-BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL

 

Taglit-Birthright Israel provides a FREE gift of a peer group, educational trip to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26 from around the world. The Greensboro Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign supports the Birthright-Israel Foundation so that young Jewish people can go to Israel — to see it, experience it, talk about it, and think about what Israel means for them and the Jewish people. Learn more about the many different Birthright trips by clicking here, emailing The Greensboro Jewish Federation, or calling our Outreach and Engagement Manager at (336) 852-5433 x243.

 


 

EXPLORE LONG-TERM PROGRAMS IN ISRAEL

 

Young adults interested in a gap year, college, and post-college experiences can seek funding through MASA Israel Journey, a project of the Jewish Agency for Israel and supported by the Greensboro Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign. MASA gives grants ranging from $3,000 to $4,500 to every post-high school student who participates in an approved, long-term program in Israel for the first time! Some programs are 100 percent free. Click here to learn more. For more information, email The Greensboro Jewish Federation or call our Outreach and Engagement Manager at (336) 852-5433 x243.

 

ISRAEL TODAY

PARTNERSHIP2GETHER

  • Creating Living Bridges

    Greensboro's P2G program partners with the Federation of Jewish Communities in Czech Republic and the Hadera-Eiron Region in Israel

    The Partnership2Gether (P2G) program is building living bridges among these communities by sharing ideas, strengths, challenges and models of success and by empowering both communities to generate waves of change.

GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP
WITH BELTSY, MOLDOVA

 

Reconnecting Jews to their heritage has been a cornerstone of the work the Federation does with our sister city partnership in the Former Soviet Union (FSU), Beltsy, Moldova. Begun in the year 2000, the relationship has evolved over the years, but continues to exemplify our community's ongoing commitment to help rebuild Jewish life through moral, material, professional and educational support to this region. Since the partnership's inception, over 150 members of the Greensboro Jewish community have journeyed to Moldova to help make a difference in the lives or our Beltsy family and in doing so have changed their own lives. 

 

The Beltsy Partnership has:

 

  • Built a Jewish Community Center
  • Published a book
  • Helped fund the restoration and preservation of the Beltsy Jewish cemetery
  • Participated in numerous other humanitarian projects
  • Sent a Jewish educator or rabbi annually with the Federation delegation offering the opportunity for Jewish life cycle events to ensure that they have the choice to engage in Jewish education and celebration.
  • Participated in dental and medical missions 
  • Helped plant the seed for a viable, self-sufficient Jewish community and, helped educate tomorrow’s leaders both in Greensboro and in the FSU.

 

The partnership with Beltsy, Moldova offers Greensboro community members hands on 21st Century skills in leadership and global citizenship. A highlight of the partnership with is the Annual Jewish Summer Camp Delet which offers exceptional Jewish teens and adults from Greensboro and Guilford County an opportunity to serve overseas as Madrichim (counselors) and act in a leadership capacity. For more information about Camp Delet, visit our Overnight Camps page. Together, we can help rebuild Jewish life in Beltsy through moral, material, professional and educational support.

CAMP DELET IN BELTSY

  • Camp Delet in Beltsy

    A highlight of the partnership with Belsty, Moldova is the Annual Jewish Summer Camp Delet which is run with the coordinating efforts of the American Jewish Joint Distribution committee and the collaborative efforts of the Beltsy and Greensboro Jewish community. The Federation offers exceptional Jewish teens and adults from Greensboro and Guilford County an opportunity to serve overseas as Madrichim (counselors) and act in a leadership capacity at camp.

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