Meeting the changing needs of our community

The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is the support system for your Jewish journey. Since 1920, the Jewish Federation has helped nourish your Jewish life, enrich our community, and keep Jewish culture strong in Portland and around the world. We are your direct route to tried and true services that make the most effective and meaningful impact. Explore the ways we can make a difference - together.


When you want to connect with your community, meet new people, help others to learn, discover new ways to do good, and give back to those who came before you, the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is here for you


You will find your cause
in the work we do

  • Our Community Campaign

    With your generosity, Federation identifies, supports, and addresses the full range of social service issues and community needs with compassion and foresight. Together we do great good locally and around the world.

  • Annual Report

    We unify and connect the Jewish community through effective fundraising and philanthropic resources, planning, partnering with organizations, providing essential services and activities, and developing leaders for our future.

  • Why Federation?

    Because what matters to you, matters to us. Federation nurtures and strengthens our community, and cares for those in need here at home and around the world for today and future generations.

You make a difference

Hear how your support makes a world of difference to people in our community

Our Mission

Assure the building and strengthening of the Jewish community locally, nationally, overseas, and in Israel, in accordance with Jewish values

Building our community

We work to lead, build and strengthen and renew a dynamic local Jewish community as well as represent its interests and concerns.

Helping those in need

We ensure that members of the local Jewish community facing difficult times, crisis or hardship can turn to us for help.

Jewish life and learning

We support, strengthen and build a vibrant Jewish community through a wide range of cultural and educational offerings.

Israel and oveseas

We extend our help to the most vulnerable Jews in Israel and the Former Soviet Union, while actively supporting the Jewish homeland.