Key Initiatives of the Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County
Strategies should not be thought of in isolation but rather overlap where doing so makes best use of available resources.
Build relationships with Rockland County synagogues and organizations and work together to improve the experience of living Jewishly in Rockland County
Reach out across the community to build a coalition of both secular and religious communities, including synagogues, agencies, elected officials and governmental agencies, and other non-profits that will work together to fight the pernicious rise of anti-Semitism in Rockland and beyond
Grow Federation’s Annual Campaign in both total dollars and number of donors through strategic messaging, innovative strategies, improved customer experience, and by deepening personal connections
Encourage participation in Life & Legacy®, a program from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, to ensure the financial resources for a vibrant Jewish future in Rockland County
Showcase Israel as a unifying force among Jewish people across the cultural and religious spectrum; advocate for Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, highlighting her leadership in multiple areas of achievement
Provide special support for K’far Silver, the boarding school in southern Israel that serves multicultural students, many of whom have emigrated to Israel independent of their families; and Leket Israel, the national food bank and charity that rescues nutritious surplus food for those who are often hungry
Increase the connection between families with young children to Rockland’s Jewish community through PJ Library
Utilize the Compelling Needs™ grants-making process to engage community leadership donors through education and site visits and stimulate new initiatives, innovation and experimentation among the agency partners
Build a broad platform for leadership training and enhancement with a primary focus on the board members and potential board members at Community Weaving participant organizations.