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About the Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Jewish Federation of St. Louis is the Jewish community’s central philanthropic, planning, and community-building organization. Founded in 1901, it is one of the region’s most respected and effective nonprofit organizations. Jewish Federation of St. Louis supports more than 100 agencies, programs, and services in St. Louis and around the world to ensure a thriving Jewish community. Additionally, they respond to emergencies, and care for the most vulnerable. Funds are raised through the Unrestricted Annual Campaign and Planned Giving opportunities.
The Jewish Federation of St. Louis aims to build community. They strive to expand and strengthen an engaged, vibrant, and flourishing St. Louis Jewish community. Furthermore, the organization works to secure the well being and safety of individuals within the Jewish community. Another important goal is strengthen the connection to Israel. Lastly, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis works to develop the financial and human resources infrastructure.
Our society – locally and globally – is rapidly changing. In 2014, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis completed a demographic study of the St. Louis Jewish community. Among the study’s findings were that the aggregate number of Jews in St. Louis (measured by those identifying as Jewish) is growing, but a large number of those people are not engaged with the community. Other key findings were that almost half (48%) of married couples in St. Louis Jewish households (households with at least one Jewish adult) include a non-Jewish spouse, and 24% of Jewish households “cannot make ends meet” or are “just managing” financially.
Informed by the study, the Federation undertook a planning process to assess the community landscape and determine our strategic priorities and direction that best position us to fulfill the Jewish Federation mission.