About Federation

What We Do

What is the Federation All About?

The Strength of a People
The Power of Community

Jewish Federation of El Paso belongs to every Jew

The Jewish Federation of El Paso is one place that belongs to every Jew. It is the central address for the entire Jewish community, providing non-religious programs and resources for all Jews, regardless of affiliation. Federation provides a Jewish newspaper, website, community events and financial support to other Jewish institutions—the mainstays of a vibrant Jewish community.

Federation Programs
For the past several years  local departments have been the Office of Informal Jewish Experiences, providing communal programs and learning opportunities for all ages,  CLAL for nurturing leadership and involvement, and the Jewish Community Relations Council, which responds to local and national issues of concern. The Federation is run by a broad-based elected board with a small staff and is totally dependent upon the generosity of our community members.

Jewish Federation of El Paso makes a difference around the world Where We Make a Difference
For more than 70 years, our Federation has helped sustain and improve the quality of Jewish life in El Paso, Israel and around the world. With strength in numbers, along with the other 156 US federations, we have the resources to act nationally and globally on challenges like anti-Semitism, balanced textbooks, Israel advocacy and the quality of Jewish life for Jews everywhere. The Federation system actually has several arms: the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JPCA).

About Jewish Federations of North America
JFNA represents and serves El Paso, as well as 156 other Jewish federations and 400 independent Jewish communities across North America. It plants the seeds for Jewish vibrancy, ensuring the Jewish community never wavers on its commitment to provide human services and to advocate for just social policy. JFNA works to continuously strengthen the North American Jewish community’s link to Israel and the worldwide Jewish family.