Join the Federation Team

The mission of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, as the Pioneer Valley’s central Jewish communal organization, is to ensure the continuity and well-being of a vibrant Jewish community in the Pioneer Valley, 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), the Federation, together with its local and worldwide partners, educates and advocates for and supports Jews locally, nationally and internationally, by:

  • Planning and evaluating strategically.
  • Raising and allocating funds.
  • Developing, inspiring and providing leadership.

Jewish Endowment Foundation Associate Position


As a Jewish Endowment Foundation Associate, you will play a vital role in supporting and furthering the mission of our organization. Your primary responsibility will be to support the volunteer and professional leadership of the Jewish Endowment Foundation to promote their ability to manage and administer the funds, create and maintain planned giving initiatives and programs, and steward donors to ensure the JEF’s growth, sustainability, and alignment with the values of the Jewish community. Your commitment to fostering strong relationships with donors, beneficiaries, and community members will be critical to the success of our work. This position will report to the Director of the Jewish Endowment Foundation (not yet hired) and in the interim will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

Director of the Jewish Endowment Foundation


The Jewish Endowment Foundation (JEF), a division of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts (JFWM), is seeking a Director of the Jewish Endowment Foundation (DJEF) to implement the activities and programs of JEF, including an extensive program of outreach, cultivation, and solicitation of current and prospective donors to assist them in meeting their philanthropic goals within the context of building and sustaining Jewish life and the Jewish community to help maximize JFWM’s ability to sustain and grow the services it offers to the community. The DJEF will work closely with and report to the JEF Board and the CEO of JFWM. The successful candidate will be an innovative leader and a team player, with strong interpersonal skills and a desire to cultivate relationships at all levels.