Who we are
The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts supports vibrant Jewish life through community building and fundraising efforts that support vital educational and social service programs in Western Massachusetts, Israel and around the world.
Grounded in the values of justice, repairing the world, and Jewish unity, Federation connects you to a community that pursues social
justice, fights hunger and poverty, rescues and resettles people in danger, and strengthens Jewish life. Our Federation is a community without borders and barriers. We are a community that grows with you from birth through senior life, from need to comfort, from isolation to spiritual growth and fulfillment. We offer life-long enriching Jewish experiences for people of all ages.
Through a network of agencies, synagogues, organizations, professionals and volunteers, our Federation is ready to serve and help every precious member of our community.
The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds and sexual orientations.
The mission of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts (JFWM), as the region’s central Jewish communal organization, is to ensure the continuity and well-being of a vibrant Jewish community within Western Massachusetts, the United States of America, Israel and the world. Guided by the values of Torah (Jewish learning), Klal Yisrael (the responsibility of each Jew for another), Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and Tzedakah (justice, righteousness and philanthropy), JFWM, together with its local and worldwide partners, educates and advocates for and supports Jews locally, nationally and internationally, and the State of Israel as the Jewish Homeland.