Building bridges and
creating moments of meaning.
For more than six decades, the Buffalo Jewish Federation has helped strengthen the State of the Israel. We are dedicated to ensuring that all of Israel’s citizens have equal access to educational and economic opportunity, and we work tirelessly to deepen connections between the Jewish State and the global Jewish community.
We stand by Israel’s side. Always.
Despite Israel’s economic success, one in five Israeli families lives in poverty. We provide a safety net for most vulnerable, and we advocate for those in distress. And, when Israel is threatened, we are part of a network that mobilizes to come immediately to her aid.
The money we raise during times of crisis—like the $55 million the Federation system of North America raised during and in the aftermath of the conflict in Israel in July 2014—helps keeps Israelis safe during conflicts and funds post-trauma counseling for tens of thousands living on the front lines.
And our system has helped hundreds of thousands of young Jews forge a personal connection to Israel through programs like Taglit-Birthright Israel, and built strong relationships in Israel and North America through Partnership2Gether (P2G).
BUILDING BRIDGES THROUGH P2G
Over the past 20 years, Partnership2Gether (P2G) has become Federations most successful and effective model for creating meaningful relationships between global Jewish communities and communities in Israel. Buffalo is part of a Mid-West consortium of communities as well as Budapest, Hungary that connects us to those living in the Western Galilee region of Israel. To date, we’ve welcomed leaders of the region to Buffalo to meet with professionals, volunteers and those outside of the Jewish community. And just last month, we brought in two representatives from the Budapest Jewish Community – Hedi Pusztai and Marton Tordai – who met with leaders from Nickel City Jews, PJ Library and agency leadership to learn more about the revitalization of Jewish life in their community.
OUR CONSULATE CONNECTION
Buffalo’s Jewish Federation has a strong partnership with the Consulate General of Israel in New York. The Consulate is responsible for coordinating relationships with national and local organizations in the New York area, offices of public officials, businesses and citizens. The current Consul General is Ambassador Dani Dayan and Assistant Consul General Amir Sagie. Contact information for the office is:
800 2nd Avenue
New York, New York 10017
Mark Your Calendar
April 16-22, 2018
April 16: Screening of “Exodus”
April 19: Gala Community Celebration featuring live music and food at Acqua
For details or to join the
committee, email Dave Schiller
Contact Israel Programs
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