Descriptions of 2021 allocations


JFNA – Jewish Federation of North America

Umbrella organization to help support and sustain worldwide Jewry.  

Our community is focusing on HIAS, which helps refugees from around
              the world rebuild their lives.

JDC – Jewish Distribution Committee.  

The world’s leading Jewish humanitarian organization that
           works to lift lives and strengthen communities, by providing life-saving care to those
           in desperate need.

MDA – Magen David Adom

With Israel under attack, MDA provides first responders, vehicles,
             and training, as well as transportation to hospitals to save lives.

Akim Israel

Is the Israeli’s National organization to help people with intellectual disabilities
                       and their families, using legal, community, and self-advocacy.

Kembo Wings

A youth movement in Israel for children with and without

disabilities, providing weekly social activities.

Israel Independence Day

Yearly Yom Hautzmaut community celebration,

marking the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948.

JFS – Jewish Family Services

Provides services and support for the Central Valley Jewish
          Community (Visalia to Merced) regardless of age, income, or synagogue affiliation,

and to strengthen Jewish identity, build community, and fortify family life.

Interest Free Loans

To promote financial assistance to Jewish families in need by offering them a NO interest loan.

Yom Hashoah /CBJ

A day set aside for Jews to remember the Holocaust.

JCRC – Jewish Community Relations Council

to act as liaison between the Jewish community and our non-Jewish neighbors,

engaging in dialogue and clarifying misunderstandings, as well as sponsoring Pro-Israel speakers.


Jewish Studies

To endow a Jewish studies scholarship fund, to be awarded to Fresno State
                            students who are enrolled in the Jewish Studies Program and who have completed
                            at least two courses toward earning either the Jewish Studies Certificate or

the new Jewish Studies Minor.


To provide assistance to Jewish students wanting to attend a Jewish camp.

NEW Cemetery

To help start a fund to be used to purchase a new cemetery for the Jewish
                              Community, as Temple Beth Israel is running out of plots.

TBI Cemetery

Pays half of annual maintenance costs.

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