Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties

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aka Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon, & Warren Counties   |   Bridgewater, NJ   |  www.jfedshaw.org

Mission

The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties is the convener of the area’s Jewish community, bringing together agencies, organizations, and individuals to support and fulfill the needs of the Jewish people.

Ruling year info

1983

Executive Director

Ms. Robin Wishnie

Main address

775 Talamini Rd

Bridgewater, NJ 08807 USA

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EIN

22-1668993

NTEE code info

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

Public Foundations (T30)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our mission is to ease suffering and support the needs of the Jewish people as well as others in need locally, in Israel and around the globe. We address issues including, but not limited to, anti-Semitism, food insecurity, education, inclusion and disaster relief, to name a few.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Learning Through Experience- Raritan Valley Community College's Holocaust and Genocide Program

We bus students from throughout New Jersey to Raritan Valley Community College to be educated about the Holocaust and and other genocides by listening to first-hand accounts from survivors of both the Holocaust and other genocides around the world.

As of May 2017 our last panel consisted of

1) Margit Feldman and Tova Friedman- Holocaust survivors.

2) Daniel Trust- CEO and survivor of the Rwandan Genocide

3) Within the Silence- A reenactment of life within a Japanese internment camp during WWII.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Collaborative adult education speaker series

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provide acceptance and inclusion programs through the J-CARES program

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Jewish books sent monthly to parents and family

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Families

Jewish Family Services a not-for-profit, non-sectarian social service agency whose purpose is to preserve and strengthen the quality of individual, family and community life based on Jewish values.

Services provided:
Supports counseling & career services
Senior support
Emergency assistance loans
Meals on wheels
Home care services for Holocaust survivors

Population(s) Served
Adults

Supports Israel & global needs through various Federation based agencies

American Joint Distribution Committee- Humaniterran arm of Federation. Has assisted with varoius international crises such as the Syrian refugee crisis, the Nepal Tsunami, and the crisis in Ukraine.

World ORT- World’s largest Jewish education and vocational training non-governmental organization, delivering the best practical education for those in need.

Secure Community Network- The Secure Community Network is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 as a central address serving the American Jewish community concerning matters of communal safety, security, and all-hazards preparedness and response.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Combat anti-Semitism on campus

Population(s) Served
Students

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are a social safety net for the most vulnerable members of not only Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties in NJ, but also in Israel and around the world. We are also aiming to create a world free of hate and prejudice that enables all of us to live in a safe environment free of fear. Part of the Jewish Federation's mission is to support Israel as the Jewish state.

The Jewish Federation has a rigorous allocations process, inviting funding proposals from social service, educational and disaster relief organizations both locally and internationally. We fund programs that fit within our core mission such as Holocaust and Genocide education programs for young people, Jewish camp scholarships, programs to relieve food insecurity and to provide medicine and companionship to elderly shut-ins and others who are in need. We have programs for seniors and for the special needs population, as well as struggling families. These initiatives are carried out by our beneficiary agencies. We also work closely with corporate partners who are invested in our organization.

We are part of a large network of Jewish Federations around North America that uses our collective strength as well as financial and human resources to impact issues of importance to our mission of healing the world.

Our mission addresses ongoing problems that do not have end points. There will always be individuals and families in need of our services, and students who need to be educated about the dangers of hate, as well as those who need food, medicine and counseling. In our 56-year history we have already helped thousands of people in need and we continue to do so every day. Some of our recent accomplishments include the raising of funds to send children from our community to Jewish overnight camp. This was the first year we established the camp fund and we awarded 17 scholarships. We have provided funding to Jewish Family Service for use in social and food supports for Holocaust Survivors and educated over 30,000 New Jersey high school and middle school students about the Holocaust and genocides through our annual Learning Through Experience program where the students meet Holocaust and genocide survivors, making the dangers of hate real to them.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ellen Teller

Kalman Barson

George Blank

Leonard Knauer

Eric Lavitsky

Mark Chazin

Elaine Dunst

Adena Feinstein

Judi Hersh

Sandra Krawitz

Steve Lieberman

Pamela Nemeth

Evelyn Rauch

Michael Saul

Dan Selsberg

Mona Yorke

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/24/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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