Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge

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International Work

While there is much to be done here in Baton Rouge, the needs of Jews around the world, most especially in Israel, the former Soviet Union, and Ethiopia, remains great. Federation has maintained its level of funding to United Jewish Communities and other partner organizations in providing aid to Jews throughout the world.

Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)
Jewish Federations of North America 189 Jewish Federations and 400 independent communities across North America. In 2004, 700,000 people contributed over $2 billion to enable the JFNA to provide life-saving and life-enhancing assistance to millions of vulnerable Jews and non-Jews through a wide range of social service delivery programs. A gift to the JFNA Federation Annual Campaign provides unrestricted funds to meet urgent, ongoing humanitarian and social service needs of the global Jewish people, to encourage and support Jewish education and Jewish community, and to strengthen the relationship between North American Jews and Israeli people. Part of your gift remains in our own community, helping to strengthen our federation, a premier provider of programs to safeguard and enhance Jewish life at home. Part goes to meet overseas needs through partners like JAFI and JDC. These dollars help build the Jewish homeland and rebuild strong Jewish communities in over 60 countries around the world (from

Israel Action Network
Increase resources available to local federations and CRCs, the backbone of any community-based response. The project will work alongside Israel and key organizational partners in the US and Canada, not only to stand up against anti-Israel initiatives, but also to anticipate and prepare for future challenges and actively promote a fair and balanced picture of the Middle East among key constituencies.

Hadassah Hospital
The Hadassah Medical Organization continues to march forward to make the world a better place through healing, teaching and research.  From Hadassah’s first hospital on Jerusalem’s Street of the Prophets, the Hadassah University Medical Center, now includes two university hospitals in Jerusalem – on Mt. Scopus and in Ein Kerem.





Holocaust Educators Scholarship Available

The Jewish Federation of Greater Baton Rouge and The Baton Rouge Jewish Film Festival would like to formally invite all secondary English and social studies teachers to apply for a fully funded scholarship to attend the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators hosted by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Read more...

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