June 1, 2018

ALEF Fund provides scholarship support for Jewish education

After attending public school for numerous years, Mark and Juli Itzkovitz decided that switching them to a school that valued achievement and excellence was paramount to their development.
June 1, 2018

Synagogue Shelters Assist the Homeless

For homeless people, Atlanta’s two synagogue shelters are a lifeline. Congregation Shearith Israel was the first synagogue in the nation […]
June 1, 2018

Amy Shafron Never Imagined Leading a Jewish Day School

I’m a small-town Canadian girl who pursued a career in law thinking that I could make a difference. Fast forward, […]
December 19, 2017

Why I Give: Elie Engler

Elie Engler grew up in Chicago in a traditional Jewish home and went to Jewish day school, yet Federation wasn’t […]
May 24, 2017

Providing Housing for Seniors Without Savings

By Cathy Mendel My mother worked her whole life, well into her 70’s, and was a caregiver to her own […]
September 21, 2016

JELF Changed My Life

In 1984, just a week after getting my letter of acceptance to Northwestern University, my father died. My finances for […]


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