The mission of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio is to strengthen Jewish communities here, everywhere, always. Founded in 1927, Federation is dedicated to building a strong Jewish community in San Antonio and worldwide through its Annual Campaign, and by providing meaningful opportunities for Jewish individuals and families. Federation is composed of people who strive to perfect an imperfect world. Federation is where passion and commitment, along with tzedakah and a sense of social justice, join together to make a difference in someone’s life.
We empower others to give tzedakah. Tzedakah not only means giving, it also translates to "righteousness" and "justice". We value charitable gifts and encourage the giving of time and acts of service. Our Women's Philanthropy promotes a sisterhood that is determined to help our community and Jews across the globe. Through your generosity, Federation is able to allocate resources to our community here in San Antonio, in Israel, and around the world.
We recognize that we are responsible for each other regardless of differences in ideology and practice. Klal Yisrael means "All of Israel"; we are a peoplehood and are connected to one another in the community and around the world. In working to assure a strong Jewish tomorrow, our LIFE & LEGACY® program focuses on planned giving helping you ensure your legacy.
We are activators and connectors in our community, with the goal of working together to help repair the world. We build bridges throughout the Jewish community and with non- Jewish organizations in the greater San Antonio area. Our Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the driving force behind these efforts, from organizing an annual CommUNITY march alongside the largest MLK March in the nation, to the annual Catholics & Jews Celebrate Hanukkah luncheon, to local and state advocacy, and so much more.
We work to strengthen our bond with Israel and with our Partnership Region in the Western Galilee. We celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut and honor fallen soldiers on Yom HaZikaron. We offer educational and immersive opportunities to engage with Israel through our Israel Leadership Institute for rising college freshmen, and community trips to Israel.