We've all heard the saying "every dollar counts."

At the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond your contribution has the largest Jewish impact.

Thanks to your help, we reached our 2016 Annual Campaign goal of $3 Million! Your dollars directly benefit those in need here at home, in Israel and around the world. At the heart of the Annual Campaign are volunteers and donors committed to building a stronger, brighter Jewish community together and improving Jewish lives, wherever they may be.

The Men’s, Women’s and Young Adult Division of the Annual Campaign worked diligently to raise funds while engaging in JCFR events.

Every donor who joins us helps address the needs of the Jewish community and build a vibrant Jewish future here in Richmond, in Israel and around the world. Our goals for the year ahead will continue to be ambitious, but we cannot expect anything less than continuous progress.

Follow your dollar - Allocations 2016 

Here is what your gift enables The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond to do:


Here is what your gift enables in Richmond:

$18—An hour of Jewish Family Services Personal Care for a home-bound senior 
$50—A meal for a senior adult at the Weinstein JCC 
$100—A counseling session for a family member in crisis with a Jewish Family Services Counseling session
$180—A Passover Seder at Hillel for 10 college students living away from home
$200—A day of nursing care at the Beth Sholom Home
$300—A comprehensive assessment and personalized care plan for an older adult with Jewish Family Services Care Management 
$500—A JCFR scholarship for a high school student to attend a trip to Israel
$1,000—A scholarship for a first-time elementary school-aged camper at Camp Hilbert
$1,000—A partial tuition scholarship for a child in an early childhood education program at the Weinstein JCC
$1,500—A week of services for a special needs child at the Weinstein JCC
$2000—A home study for an adoptive family with a Jewish Family Services


What your gift enables in Israel:

$36—A hearty food package for a hungry family
$100—A five-month Hebrew class for an Ethiopian immigrant living in Kiryat Malachi
$180—A personal alarm system for a person with disabilities
$500—Nutritious breakfasts for two students for an entire school year
$1,000—Individual psychological care for a new immigrant (olim)
$1,800—A year of educational and health support for an Ethiopian-Israeli preschooler and his/her parents
$5,000—Training a team of 17 professionals to respond to emergency needs in Sderot


What your gift enables across the globe:

$36—Winter clothes and fuel relief for one person in the FSU
$100—Bar and Bat Mitzvah lessons and celebration for a youth in Latin America
$180—One year of medicine for two Holocaust survivors in Khabarovsk
$500—Jewish educational materials and games for a kindergarten in Poland
$800—Ship a resource trunk to an international community for educational purposes
$1,000—A holiday dinner for the Jewish community in Bucharest, Romania
$1,800—Newborn care packages for four Argentinean Jewish families living in poverty
$5,000—Winter relief (blankets, fuel, clothing) for 85 families in the FSU

Our 2016 Annual Campaign donations

Thank you for helping us exceed our 2016 goal of $3,000,000!



Helping our community here at home

The IMPACT GRANTS Committee has received feedback from our agencies on program outcomes. As we begin the second year, some agencies have been granted another year of funding where other new programs have been initiated.

This year’s IMPACT GRANTS recipients are as follows:

Beth Sholom Elder Abuse Advocacy $45,100
The Beth Sholom Prevent Elder Abuse Advocacy Program will provide education to the larger Jewish community about the nature of abuse, the potential for caregiver burden and the highly charged dynamics that can occur in stressful situations. The increased grant money will be used to create a safe space and/or housing, if needed, for an abused senior.

KBI Jewish Student Union $15,000
JSU clubs provide a framework for Jewish public school students to learn more about their Jewish roots and enhance their Jewish identity.

RTA Midor l’dor $12,500
In conjunction with the Weinstein JCC Senior Adults Program, JFS, Beth Sholom, and RTA will build strong and consistent connections with seniors in the Richmond area. Programs will include visits by RTA students to senior facilities as well as seniors visiting RTA classrooms, attending performances and sharing holiday meals and celebrations.

Weinstein JCC EnRich $30,000
The collaborative program (Weinstein JCC and JFS) will provide monthly sessions that meet the social, mental and physical needs of individuals 65 and older. Different tracks will be developed to
meet the needs of seniors.

Bonay Kodesh $7,250
This program plans Tikkun Olam events and Jewish Holiday celebrations, intended to establish an active Jewish community in Chesterfield County, while building strong interfaith partnerships.

Honeymoon Israel $12,000
Honeymoon Israel will provide newly married interfaith couples the opportunity to travel to Israel; and infuse these couples and their future families with Jewish values.

Beth El – Havurah Project $10,000
Temple Beth El’s Havurah Project will provide meaningful opportunities for interfaith families, work to strengthen identities of young people, and improve the lives of seniors.

TOTAL: $131,850