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Welcome to the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul

Together, we care for people in need, rescue people in danger and keep Jewish life strong.

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With the support of our community, Federation provides scholarships for Jewish overnight camp.

Jewish Metropolitan Council members named

The Minneapolis Jewish Federation and the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul have appointed eight community members to serve on the Jewish Metropolitan Council, a body created by Federations to help achieve greater collaboration and cooperation across the Twin Cities Jewish community. They will serve with Council co-chairs Jon Parritz and Howie Milstein. The new Council members are:

  • Erin Baldinger
  • Mark Divine
  • Dani Fisher
  • Robert Karasov
  • Robin Landy
  • Karen Schanfield
  • Marsha Schoenkin
  • Deb Weiss

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RAJMN is the only Jewish-Russian program for young families in Minnesota, working to connect them to the larger Jewish community and provide a deeper understanding of Judaism and Russian-Jewish roots and culture. 

 

Learn more about RAJMN. 

 

Israel at 70: The Blessing, the Challenge, the Hope with Chemi Shalev, Haaretz jouralist

 

​Tuesday, December 5, 7 p.m.

Beth Jacob Congregation

 

Join us for a discussion that will focus on the blessings of the modern state of Israel while acknowledging the challenges that Israel faces. The presentation will provide a perspective not always shared inside the Jewish community.

 

Co-sponsored by Beth Jacob Congregation, Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul, Mount Zion Temple and Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas.

 

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E. David Fischman Scholar Gadi Ezra

​From the Law Books to the Battlefield

 

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.

Shaller Family Sholom East Campus

 

Named by Forbes Magazine as one of the most influential leaders in Israel under 30, Gadi Ezra holds an unparalleled perspective on war – as both a human rights attorney and a soldier in the Israeli Special Forces. Gadi is an adviser for the defense establishment. He also headed the Laws of War desk at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was an advisor on humanitarian law, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, human rights and sanctions regimes.

 

A graduate of NYU Law, Gadi is a recipient of the E. David Fischman Scholarship, administered by the St. Paul Federation.

 

Free and open to the public. RSVP requested.

Holocaust in Lithuania: A Bold Call for Historical Truth with Ruta Vanagaite

 

​Monday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m.

The Museum of Russian Art

 

 

Author Ruta Vanagaite’s third best-selling book Mūsiškiai; Kelionė Su Priešu (Our People; Journey With an Enemy), co-authored with the world-famous Nazi-hunter and Holocaust historian Dr. Efraim Zuroff, examines the Holocaust in Lithuania and local Nazi collaborators. 

 

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Announcing Shalom Baby!

 

PJ Library St. Paul and Jewish Family Service of St. Paul are teaming up to launch Shalom Baby. It's a great way for families with new little ones to connect to Jewish life in our community. 
 
All identified families will receive a gift basket with items for the baby and information provided by local organizations and synagogues.  Learn more.

Sign up today for FREE Jewish books for your child

If you love cuddling with your children and reading together…..and who doesn't??.....then PJ library is perfect for you. Each month, your child will receive a FREE Jewish book. These books focus on Jewish holidays as well as values and customs for you to share with your kids. Learn more and sign up here.

Helping People in Need

From emergency assistance for distressed families, to kosher meals for the homebound, to medical care for the elderly, we are a safety net for the most vulnerable members of our community.

Inspiring Jewish Life

Summer camp, Jewish education, trips to Israel, PJ Library books. We provide young people with experiences that are powerful and lasting.

In Israel

We help immigrants start new lives, support Israel through crises, fight poverty, rescue Jews in danger and bring Israel to St. Paul through innovative programs.

Around the World

We are a lifeline to Jews in Eastern Europe, providing food, medical aid and winter relief. We fight anti-Semitism, connect people to their Jewish heritage and provide disaster relief.

  • Who We Are

    Since 1935, the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul has been our community's central address for meeting Jewish needs - responding to crises, fighting poverty, strengthening Jewish identity and promoting social justice.

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    Since 1935, the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul has been our community's central address for meeting Jewish needs - responding to crises, fighting poverty, strengthening Jewish identity and promoting social justice.

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    Since 1935, the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul has been our community's central address for meeting Jewish needs - responding to crises, fighting poverty, strengthening Jewish iden...

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  • What We Do

    For thousands of years, the Jewish people have had a tradition of taking care of those in need. That tradition continues through the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul. Every day, our work is felt by millions both here in greater St. Paul and throughout the world.

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    For thousands of years, the Jewish people have had a tradition of taking care of those in need. That tradition continues through the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul. Every day, our work is felt by millions both here in greater St. Paul and throughout the world.

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    For thousands of years, the Jewish people have had a tradition of taking care of those in need. That tradition continues through the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul. Every day, our ...

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  • Ways to Give

    The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul's Annual Campaign funds vital programs and services locally, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries worldwide. Your single gift to the Annual Campaign helps alleviate Jewish poverty, provide emergency relief, ensure a Jewish future and support the greater St. Paul community.

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    The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul's Annual Campaign funds vital programs and services locally, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries worldwide. Your single gift to the Annual Campaign helps alleviate Jewish poverty, provide emergency relief, ensure a Jewish future and su...

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    The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul's Annual Campaign funds vital programs and services locally, in Israel and in more than 70 other countries worldwide. Your single gift to the Ann...

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    The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul's Annual Campaign funds vital programs and services locally, in Israel and ...

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    The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul's Annual Campaign funds vital progr...

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