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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JFNA Statement on Murder Arrests

The Jewish Federations of North America condemn the brutal murder of 16-year-old Palestinian, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, and is appalled by the heinous nature of this crime. We commend the Israeli Police for the swift arrests, and have full confidence that the Israeli justice system will ensure that those responsible will be punished to the full extent of the law.

Jewish Federations endorse the sentiments expressed by Israel’s leaders rejecting all forms of violence and calling for new efforts at achieving peaceful coexistence. We echo the strong words of Rachel Frankel, mother of murdered Israeli teen, Naftali, who said: "If a young Arab really was murdered for nationalist reasons, this is a horrifying and shocking act. There is no difference between blood and blood. Murder is murder. There is no justification, no pardon and no atonement for murder."

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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

JFSA opens Israel Emergency Campaign

With the approval of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio, a mailbox is now open to accept donations to address the urgent and immediate needs of Israel caused by the ongoing barrage of rocket attacks.  To donate, call 210-302-6960 or online here: Israel Emergency Campaign. And  See our Information Page.

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Federation Events And Activities

PJ Library loves Israel A new Pj Library Story Time on Sunday September 7 from 3 to 5 at the Parman Branch Library.  

Step Up for Israel
programs are available for a limited time for loan from the CRC office. 

Jewish Calendars
are now available for parents and students. Contact the CRC for more information.  


San Antonians In Israel

JFSA CEO Ronit Sherwin traveled to Jerusalem over the summer on a JFNA mission with Lauren Stanley, JFSA Israel and Overseas Co-Chair and Susan Kariv, JFSA Chief Development Director. For more, see the JFSA Facebook page. For more information about the situation in Israel, see our Israel Information Page.

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. 

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

Scholarships and Awards

Viner Applications are now closed.

The Spring Scholarships applications are now closed.  

Beady Berler Applications for Texas Students to Study in Israel are now closed.