Impact of Your Gift

A single gift to the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign helps ensure that Jews in southeastern Wisconsin will have the programs and services that sustain and nurture Jewish life. It will also reach into every corner of the global Jewish community to serve those in need. No gift changes more Jewish lives.

What can your gift pay for?

  • $50 provides hot meals for 10 seniors
  • $100 educates a classroom of students about the Holocaust
  • $250 provides a month of in-home counseling sessions for a homebound adult
  • $1,000 pays for free Shabbat dinners for 150 college students
  • $5,000 helps 5 children attend Jewish day schools
  • $10,000 helps 20 children experience Jewish summer camp

Our Impact

Here’s how the funds raised in the 2019 Annual Campaign were put to work, caring for the needs of the Jewish community and building a vibrant Jewish future:

Caring for the Needs of the Jewish Community


  • 40,000 individuals fed by pantries, mobile meals and food drives
  • 10,200 hot lunches served at Branco Weiss High School in Sovev Kinneret, our partner region in Israel

Mental Health

  • 7,300 mental health counseling sessions

Elderly Services

  • 30,000 elderly Jews receiving food, medicine and shelter in Ukraine
  • 500 elderly Jews from the former Soviet Union receiving social services in Milwaukee


  • $40,000 invested in educating students on campus about Israel and antisemitism
  • 1,800 individuals of all faiths gathered to mourn the shooting in Pittsburgh


  • 300 residents in affordable housing
  • 4 residences for low-income seniors and individuals with special needs


  • 30 synagogues and Jewish agencies prepared for a crisis
  • 174 people trained to respond to a crisis

Building a Vibrant Jewish Future

Young Adults

  • 10,000 free Shabbat dinners for college students
  • 60 Milwaukee-area young adults experienced Israel through Birthright

Jewish Life

  • 12,000 visitors to Jewish Museum Milwaukee
  • 28,000 learned the lessons of the Holocaust from Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center

Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

  • 103,200 issues of the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle distributed across the state

Jewish Schools

  • 1,037 children in Jewish preschools and day schools (PK-8)

Jewish Youth Groups

  • 500 teens in Jewish youth groups

Summer Camps

  • 1,800 children and teens at local Jewish day and overnight camps
  • 36 campers in Tashkent, Uzbekistan learned about Judaism for the first time

Young Leaders

  • 42 young leaders in Weinstein Fellowship and Teen Philanthropy

One gift supports the Federation and also our network of local and international partners. We are hard at work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in Milwaukee, in Israel and in 70 countries around the world. See where the money goes when you donate to our Annual Campaign.

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