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Community Impact Areas

The following Community Impact Areas were adopted by the Board of Governors June 2019.

Jewish Experience, Engagement and Learning

Nurture relationships that connect, engage, and enrich all Jews and their loved ones and those exploring Judaism.  Promote community engagement through activities, experiences and learning.  Amplify the work of and promote collaboration between traditional institutions and innovative Jewish groups, including synagogues, minyans, agencies, schools and affinity groups.

Caring for Jewish Buffalo

Ensure that care and support is available for Jews and their loved ones facing financial, emotional, physical or spiritual needs.

Promoting a Civil and Just Society

Cultivate and foster meaningful and collaborative relationships with other faith and ethnic groups and cultural communities with the goal of educating, advocating and building a more civil and just society.  Combat hate, anti-Semitism and discrimination in all forms; teach the lessons of the Holocaust through effective education and programming; highlight Upstanders as role models; and provide support to individuals and communities in times of crisis.

Connection to Israel and Global Jewry

Advocate on behalf of, and develop connections to, the State of Israel and the Jewish people around the world.

Preserving our Legacy

Celebrate and honor our rich heritage, collective history and enduring faith by curating and promoting Jewish wisdom, cultural arts, history, communal celebrations and memorials.

Sustaining and Securing our Community

Create and strengthen the structure necessary to support a strong and vibrant Jewish Buffalo.  Cultivate investments to support the current and long term financial, and facility needs of the entire community.  Develop human capital to ensure innovative and responsive leadership by both professional and volunteer leaders.  Foster collaboration and partnership among community partners through convening, planning, and shared services to optimize our collective resources.  Lastly, invest in security measures and coordinate with all levels of law enforcement to enhance the safety and well-being of Jewish Buffalo at places of worship and community gathering.