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We believe no Jew should ever feel alone.

We ensure the lasting presence of an inclusive, vibrant Jewish community in St. Paul.

We unite people to care for the most vulnerable in St. Paul, Israel and 70 countries. We provide pathways to engage in Jewish life, and we inspire leadership, philanthropy and initiatives that deliver impact for our community.

  • Caring for Jews

    We are a safety net for people most in need. Through our network of partner agencies in St. Paul, Israel and overseas, we provide comfort and care for the elderly, emergency assistance for distressed families, immigrant aid, education, and community security.

  • Building Community

    We want all Jews to feel welcome and excited to live in St. Paul! We create opportunities to engage in Jewish life for Jews of all backgrounds and ages. We foster new ways to embrace Jewish life and help people make enduring connections to Israel.

  • Investing in our future

    As the central address for responding to community issues and needs, Federation drives change and supports efforts that deliver impact for our community. We do this by developing new leaders, inspiring philanthropy and facilitating innovative community projects.

JEWISH COMMUNITY NEWS

YALA Mini-Grants Help Young Jews Power New Jewish Ideas

Creating Jewish community online through art: When Amalia Prohofsky was in high school, she made and sold jewelry to help fund her trip to study abroad in India. While many people supported her, she remembers that the Jewish community really turned out. “People would reach out to me because they needed a bat mitzvah gift, for instance, and they also wanted to support me. It was a good feeling, and I want to facilitate that happening more,” she said. Now an artist and database developer, Amalia is creating a website where local Jewish artists can sell their work. Read more.

Welcome Ellen Konstan, PJ Library Coordinator

We are happy to announce that Ellen Konstan has joined Federation as the new PJ Library coordinator. Ellen has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Welfare, and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She has been an active volunteer in the community, including at Mount Zion Temple, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, Saint Paul Academy and the Minnesota Literacy Council. She also has tutored students and worked in classrooms. Ellen, who loved being a PJ parent, lives in St. Paul with her husband Joseph and has two sons, Ben and Sam, who are in college. If you’d like your children to receive free Jewish-themed books from PJ Library each month, contact Ellen at ekonstan@stpaulfed.org.

One Happy Camper

You might be eligible for up to $1000 off your camper's first summer

One Happy Camper is an incentive program that provides grants of up to a maximum of $1,000 to families with children attending a Jewish overnight camp for the first time. It is a program of the Foundation for Jewish Camp in partnership with the St. Paul Jewish Federation. For more information, contact Stacy Dockman.