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Welcome to the St. Paul Jewish Federation

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

Your community connection for COVID-19 resources and preparedness


The safety, health, and wellbeing of all community members is our priority. Staying connected while we must physically distance is imperative. For community updates and resources please CLICK HERE.

We're Hiring: PJ Library Coordinator

Federation is seeking a part-time program coordinator for our PJ Library program. PJ Library provides free monthly, age-appropriate, Jewish-content books and music to more than 450 children ages 6 months to 8 years each month. Learn more about the job and apply!



Don & Rhoda Mains, Bonnie Resnick & Alan Milavetz named 2020 Communitiy Campaign chairs

The St. Paul Jewish Federation has named longtime community leaders Don and Rhoda Mains, and Bonnie Resnick and Alan Milavetz to lead the 2020 Community Campaign. 

“We’re excited that Rhoda and Don, and Bonnie and Alan will chair our 2020 Community Campaign,” said Mark Adelman, Federation president. “Each of these individuals brings a strong commitment to Jewish life and to the growth and success of the St. Paul Jewish community to their leadership roles.”

“I love this community, and I love the Federation,” said Don Mains. “I’m stepping out of retirement to do what I can to make this a successful campaign.”

Get to know our Community Campaign chairs!

These short videos describe three of the things your support allows us to do

Creating community

Federation helped Minnesota HIllel reach out to campuses across the state.

Building Jewish identity

Federation sends free Jewish books and music to young children ages 6 months to 8 years.

Inspiring young Jews

Federation helps teens make personal, lasting connections to teens in Israel through Teen Mifgash.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.