Our Impact

The Milwaukee Jewish Federation is committed to nurturing and sustaining a vibrant Jewish community for today and into the future. We accomplish this important mission through our own programs and services and those of our partner agencies locally, in Israel and around the world. Here are just a few highlights from 2013-2014.

Jewish Continuity

  • Engaged 490 middle and high school students through Jewish youth groups
  • Provided 8,000 Shabbat dinners for college students
  • Educated and entertained 10,000 visitors to Jewish Museum Milwaukee
  • Distributed The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle to 8,000 households each month, strengthening ties to the Jewish community
  • Trained 19 young Weinstein Fellows to lead our community into the future

Financial Resources

  • Raised $6 million through our Annual Campaign in support of the community
  • Distribution of $16 million from the Jewish Community Foundation
  • Managed $150 million in assets for the Jewish Community Foundation, helping to secure our community’s financial future

Caring for the Needy

  • Provided counseling services to 980 individuals
  • Distributed 3,700 grants through our Jewish Community Foundation
  • Assisted 1,420 older adults and disabled individuals with social services
  • Enrich the lives of 40 seniors each day through programming and warm mid-day meals
  • Provided food food for 27,300 visitors to the Jewish Community Pantry


  • Educated 850 students at Jewish schools (K-8)
  • Trained and supported 75 congregational school teachers serving 720 students
  • Taught the lessons of the Holocaust to 15,000 students, teachers and community members

Israel & Overseas

  • Delivered food and medicine to 28,000 children in Europe and the former Soviet Union
  • Aided 12,000 beneficiaries of economic development program in Israel
  • Engaged 3,400 participants in Israel Center programs
  • Connected 400 children to Israel through our Shin-Shinim (young Israel emissary)
  • Engaged 335 young people through Passport to Israel

Social Justice

  • Mobilized 1,175 individuals to commit one hour to fight hate
  • Engaged 150 community members in a panel discussion about tolerance
  • Launched an LGBT-Allies group working for a more inclusive Jewish community
  • Participated with 1,000 People of Faith United for Justice in advocating for social justice in Madison



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