The Jewish Federation of San Antonio

Founded in 1922, the Jewish Federation is dedicated to building a strong Jewish community in San Antonio and worldwide through its annual campaign, and by providing quality opportunities for Jewish individuals and families. More.

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The Maimonides Society of San Antonio

To learn more about the Maimonides Society, which is a local organization of Jewish physicians, dentists and other medical practitioners set up to strengthen the bonds among themselves, the Jewish community, and Israel through educational and social actitivities.  Maimonides
Ukrainian protesters block streets with barricades. February 2014. Credit JDC

The Jewish Community Responds to the Ukrainian Crisis

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) has established the Ukraine Assistance Fund as an initial response to the situation in Ukraine. “As the situation escalates, needs in the Ukrainian Jewish community become even more acute,” said Michael Siegal, Chair of the JFNA Board of Trustees. “It’s critical that we maintain our commitment to provide assistance to the most vulnerable in our community and ensure our Jewish institutions are secure."
The Executive Committee of The Jewish Federations of North America yesterday authorized the distribution of funds raised through our collective Federations to overseas agencies.
The Ukrainian Jewish population, estimated at around 300,000, is one of the largest in the world. The area is already home to some of the world’s poorest Jews, and the currency devaluation and increasing economic uncertainty are affecting the entire community.
JFNA is committed to working with its partners at home and abroad throughout this crisis.  To contribute:Ukraine Assistance Fund.

Jewish Federation of San Antonio Statement

The Jewish Federation of San Antonio expresses deep sadness over the senseless loss of life yesterday at the Kansas City Jewish Community Center and the Jewish retirement home. We send prayers and thoughts to the families of those who died.  We stand in solidarity with the entire Kansas City community as they deal with this violent expression of hate in the midst of their city.

As Jews gather around the world to observe Passover, we remember the Jewish exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt, we remember those who lost their lives in yesterday in Overland Park Kansas, and we wish the San Antonio Jewish community a Hag Pesach Sameach. 

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The Board of Directors and Staff of the Jewish
Federation of San Antonio is grateful for our
community effort that raised $1,500,000
for the 2013 Annual Campaign. 


Federation Events And Activities

Community Holocaust Observance: Sun April 27 Yom Hashoah
The Lion of Judah
Luncheon will be May 15. Call the Federation offices for more info at 210-302-6960.
Step Up for Israel programs are now available for loan. Call the Community Relations office for more: 210-302-6960. 

For this and other Federation Events:  JFSA Events.

Scholarships and Awards

Applications for the 2014 Viner Humanitarian Award are now available.  The  2014 Award will recognize a non-profit which is  working on children's mental health issues. Viner info

The Spring Scholarships applications are now closed.  

Beady Berler Applications for Texas Students to Study in Israel are still open. 

PJ LIbrary Books in your Own Home

The Jewish Federation of San Antonio partners with Friends of the Kolitz Academy and the Grinspoon Foundation to bring Jewish books and music to homes of Jewish children from six months up to age 7 in the San Antonio Area. 

Click to sign up your child. 

The Pj Library is also supported by the Nathalie and Gladys Dalkowitz Charitable Trust.