The Jewish Federation of North America

The Strength of a people, the power of community. The Jewish Federations of North America represents 152 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).


Jewish Federations Canada - United Israel Appeal Canada

To support Canadian Jewish federations and communities by increasing our philanthropic capabilities, national and international influence, connection to Israel and each other and capacity for collective thought and action.A dynamic national organization that partners with the Canadian Jewish Federations and communities to maximize our commitment to Israel and our collective impact on the local, national and global Jewish agenda. As steward for the philanthropic investments of Canadian Jewish Federations and donors in Israel, JFC-UIA assumes an important role in maintaining key partner relationships with the Jewish Agency for Israel and Keren Hayesod.  The organization oversees Canadian-funded programs and projects and ensures that there is active Canadian input and influence on matters of global Jewish concern. Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA invests in programs that make Judaism and Israel inspiring and accessible to young Canadians across the country in the belief that a strong personal Jewish identity based on a deep connection to Israel is the foundation of a strong Jewish community. In regional communities across Canada, Jewish Federations of Canada - UIA is often a significant source for Jewish community experiences - educational and social - particularly for youth and young families.  Regional community services focus on five main areas: 

Annual Campaign

Planned Giving

Community Development

Youth Programming Campus

Services Leadership Development


The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs

CIJA is the advocacy arm of JFC-UIA. Our Local Partner Council works with them to promote the following goals:

—• To counter anti-Semitism in all its manifestations and to establish definitively that denying the Jewish people the right to a Jewish state is a form of anti-Semitism;

—• To promote and encourage Jewish engagement in Canadian civil society and political life;

—• To facilitate the broadest possible engagement of our constituency in Jewish activism by establishing Jewish, pro-Israel and social policy advocacy as a platform for engagement of our constituencies;

—• To be identified as a pre-eminent contributor to social policy at the national and provincial levels;

—• To secure recognition by Canadians of the historical contributions that Jewish citizens have made to Canadian society;

—• To sustain continued non-partisan support for Israel;

—• To enhance Federations as a central instrument of building community and enhancing Jewish life in Canada and to enhance their capacity to provide services to their local communities.


The Jewish Agency for Israel

We connect Jews with Israel, with one another, with their heritage, and with our collective future Programs:

—Youth Aliyah




—Masa Israel Journey

—Project TEN: Global Tikun Olam

—Youth Futures: Mentoring at-risk children

Jewish Distribution Committee

JDC is the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, impacting millionsof lives in more than 70 countries today. JDC leverages a century’s experience confronting poverty and crisis around the world to:

Save the World’s Poorest Jews

—Revitalize Jewish Life

—Empower Israel’s —Future

—Develop Tomorrow’s Jewish Leaders

—Rescue Victims of Global Emergencies