I NEED HELP

Your federation is here to care for, connect, and strengthen our Jewish community throughout greater Atlanta, Israel and the world.

How can we help you?

I'm looking for scholarship money

Need resources to make camp or school more affordable? We can help.

ALEF Fund is a program that makes it possible for GA taxpayers to turn a portion of their state taxes into scholarship funds for children who attend Jewish preschools and day schools. Learn More »

One Happy Camper Grants: First-time campers who are attending camp for 11-18 days may be eligible to receive $700, and campers attending camp for 19 days+ may be eligible to receive $1000 off their first summer at camp. Jewish day school students are eligible in Atlanta! Grants are first come, first served and are NOT based on financial need. Second year grants are also available, with an income limit. Learn More »

Federation’s Scholarship Program helps families with the cost of overnight camp tuition. The camp scholarship program is funded through the generosity of individual donors, grants from charitable foundations, and as a Targeted Philanthropy of Federation. Learn More »

JELF offers interest-free loans for higher education. All loans are funded entirely through community donations which continually recycle to others, generating many times the original value to help maintain the lives of local Jews and their loved ones. Learn More »

I’m looking for financial resources

Jewish Atlanta offers these resources for people in need of financial assistance:

JF&CS: Jewish Family & Career Services provides a variety of supports for people in need.
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JIFLA: Jewish Free Loan of Atlanta offers interest-free loans for higher education. All loans are funded entirely through community donations which continually recycle to others, generating many times the original value to help maintain the lives of local Jews and their loved ones. Learn More »

I’m looking for LGBTQ resources

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta cares for, connects, and strengthens our Jewish community throughout Greater Atlanta, Israel, and the world. Our vision is a thriving and connected 21st Century Jewish Atlanta where every Jew and their loved ones can access warm and caring Jewish community, timeless Jewish wisdom, global Jewish peoplehood, and Jewish ways to do good in the world.

We value compassion, diversity, generosity, and commitment to Jewish values and to our people worldwide. As such, Federation welcomes all interfaith, LGBT+, and multiracial individuals and families, along with people of all abilities.

Find resources from our partner SOJOURN: Learn More »

I’m looking for well-being / mental health resources

Jewish Atlanta is rich in resources for emotional health and wellbeing:

AgeWell Atlanta: AgeWell Atlanta combines the resources of JF&CS, AVIV Older Adult Services, and the MJCCA to assist older adults and their caregivers. With one phone call or email, a live “concierge” will review your needs and refer you to the agencies, counseling and supportive services that can help you or your loved one live a fuller life.
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Blue Dove Foundation: The Blue Dove Foundation is dedicated to eradicating stigma and shame and advancing positive conversations about mental health in the Jewish community. They can refer you to counseling resources and help you overcome financial barriers to seeking treatment. Learn More »

JF&CS: Jewish Family & Career Services offers these supports for people struggling with depression, addiction, abuse, and other mental health issues:

• JF&CS Clinical Services: Therapy services provide guidance and support for children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples and families Learn More »

• PAL — Atlanta’s Jewish Big Brother/Big Sister program Learn More »

• Cradle of Love — Guidance and support for adoptive families Learn More »

• HAMSA — Helping Atlantans Manage Substance Abuse provides support and resources for people seeking treatment and support for recovery Learn More »

• Shalom Bayit — Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home) provides counseling, support, and guidance for individuals who are facing physical, emotional or sexual abuse and for those who have experienced abuse in the past. Learn More »

I want to launch a new idea

Find support for your big idea. Learn About Grants »

I want to move or spend time in Israel

Looking for ways to study, serve, or travel in Israel? Thinking about making Aliyah? We’ve got great resources for you:

Travel:

Federation Journeys: There’s nothing like travel to open your eyes and your soul. That’s why we call Federation-sponsored trips Journeys. We take you to places like Cuba, Morocco, Minsk, and to Israel on immersive journeys that will open your eyes to Jewish communities and Jewish realities around the world. Learn More »

Birthright Israel Atlanta: is a home base for anyone living in metro Atlanta who has been on a Birthright Israel trip. Our alumni activities will help you keep in touch with people from your trip, make new connections, and find pathways back to Israel. We even have a micro-grant program to help you create your own events and participate fully in Jewish life here in Atlanta. Learn More »

Honeymoon Israel Atlanta provides immersive trips to Israel for Atlanta based cohorts of couples that have at least one Jewish partner, early in their committed relationship. We create communities of couples who are building families with deep and meaningful connections to Jewish life and the Jewish people. Learn about upcoming trips here. Learn More »

MOMentum: Federation partners with Momentum (formerly Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project) to send groups of Atlanta women on immersive trips to Israel. MOMentum is their signature program. It targets women with children still living at home, inspires moms to transform themselves, transform their families, their communities, and the world. When MOMentum participants return home to Atlanta, they continue to meet, study, deepen their friendships and their Judaism. Learn More »

Service, Study & Internships

MASA: Masa Israel Journey offers immersive international experiences in Israel for young adults (18-30). MASA offers a diverse portfolio of study abroad, internship, service learning, or Jewish studies programs to help you grow—as a person, a professional, and a leader— while also developing a robust global professional network. Learn More »

Onward Israel: Onward Israel offers a competitive and attractive venue for young people seeking such experiences at affordable prices, and for time periods ranging from 6-10 weeks. While meeting the individual needs of the participants and allowing them to advance their resumes, Onward Israel speaks directly to the interests and concerns of young adults entering the labor force in a globalized world. Our programs maximize opportunities for cross-cultural immersion, a feature that is highly prized by employers and academic institutions. Learn More »

Aliyah (Becoming a Citizen of Israel)

The Jewish Agency for Israel: All Jews, no matter where they were born, are Israeli citizens by right. If you’ve ever considered making the move to Israel, JAFI can help. Trained professionals at the Global Service Center are ready and waiting to answer your every question and once you’re registered, they’ll help you get and submit your documents, set you up with an Aliyan consultant, get your visa and immigration paperwork in order, and arrange your flight. Learn More »