Caring for Those in Need

 
If we don’t take care of our community who will?
 
Based on our Jewish values we believe it is our collective responsibility. The Federation leverages the strength of our community to provide aid for Jews in need in the Berkshires, in Israel and around the world. The well-being of our growing population of Jewish seniors is also a core priority.
 
Locally our work includes assisting in emergencies and connecting people to the skills and services necessary to be self-sufficient, decrease isolation and ensure their dignity through the following programs:
 

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance please contact us. All communication is completely confidential.

 

Israel and Overseas Partners
Strengthening Jewish communities in Israel and around the world has always been a priority for the Berkshire Jewish Community. Through our Israel and Overseas allocations, your contribution to the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires also sustains Jewish life and supports lifesaving humanitarian work through these global partners:
  • THE AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE (JDC)

    works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

    works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters.

    works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief and long-term developm...

    works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connectio...

    works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue ...

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  • THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL

    addresses the most pressing issues in Jewish life by working to inspire Jews throughout the world to connect with their people, heritage and land, and empowers them to build a thriving Jewish future and strong Israel. And the Jewish Agency facilitates aliyah for those who choose to make Israel their home.

    addresses the most pressing issues in Jewish life by working to inspire Jews throughout the world to connect with their people, heritage and land, and empowers them to build a thriving Jewish future and strong Israel. And the Jewish Agency facilitates aliyah for those who choose to make Israel th...

    addresses the most pressing issues in Jewish life by working to inspire Jews throughout the world to connect with their people, heritage and land, and empowers them to build a thriving Jewish futur...

    addresses the most pressing issues in Jewish life by working to inspire Jews throughout the world to connect with their people,...

    addresses the most pressing issues in Jewish life by working to inspire Jews throughout...

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  • WORLD ORT

    works for the advancement of the Jewish People through education and training for employment; to provide individuals worldwide with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the challenges of their environment, and to foster economic self-sufficiency, mobility and a sense of identity through the use of state-of-the-art technology.

    works for the advancement of the Jewish People through education and training for employment; to provide individuals worldwide with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the challenges of their environment, and to foster economic self-sufficiency, mobility and a sense of identity throug...

    works for the advancement of the Jewish People through education and training for employment; to provide individuals worldwide with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope with the challenges of...

    works for the advancement of the Jewish People through education and training for employment; to provide individuals worldwide ...

    works for the advancement of the Jewish People through education and training for emplo...

    works for the advancement of the Jewish People through ed...

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