Federation is the people who care enough to want to perfect an imperfect world. Federation is the passion of commitment, where tzedakah and a sense of social justice can make a difference in someone's life.


In partnership with other Jewish institutions, the Jewish Federation of San Antonio promotes the advancement of Jewish learning and seeks to perpetuate the values, practices and traditions that enrich Jewish Life.

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.


We support safety net services provided by Jewish Family Services, several adult and youth programs of the Barshop Jewish Community Center, as well as programs offered to our students through the Shmuel Bass Torah Academy of San Antonio and Hillel of San Antonio.


The Annual Campaign supports programs of the Jewish Federation, such as our Holocaust Memorial Museum, programs of the Community Relations Council, the Maimonides Society, the Beldon Library, PJ Library & PJ Our Way, the Young Adult Division (YAD), Women's Philanthropy, LIFE & LEGACY and more!

The Jewish Federation of San Antonio is the coordinating and convening body dedicated to...

Building Jewish Community

Nurturing the quality of Jewish life

Securing a favorable Jewish future

Through outreach and engagement, we build a larger tent of committed Jews who have the passion, knowledge and skills to lead us into the future. We help newcomers and others find their place in our Jewish community, develop young leaders and philanthropists, and strengthen our Jewish identity through Jewish Education and our connection to Israel.

And through community planning, we help ensure a full array of programs and services to educate our children, provide for our seniors, support our most vulnerable and finance and maintain community properties for the enjoyment of all. 

Together, we go from strength to strength here at home, in Israel and around the world.

Inspired by Jewish religious teachings, Federation embodies a primary commitment to...

klal Ysrael

The responsibility to each Jew for another


Justice, charity and righteousness

Tikkun olam

The process of repairing the world

The centrality

Of Israel to the Jewish people