2023 Annual Campaign
The Annual Campaign is Federation’s main fundraiser that helps Jewish people in need in Western Massachusetts, Israel and around the world. Each year, Federation raises and allocates thousands of dollars to fund local Partner Agencies, services and schools in our community and nationwide, as well as a network of vital programs in Israel and around the globe.
Your one gift to the Annual Campaign makes it possible for us to simultaneously help our most vulnerable neighbors, build our 21st century Jewish community, stand with the people of Israel and reach out to our Jewish family around the world.
SecureMass: A Jewish Community Security Campaign
It is our right, and our sacred obligation to do what is needed to be secure.
SecureMass is dedicated to ensuring the safety of our community. With your support and in partnership with local and state law enforcement, we can provide the necessary training, tools, and resources to prevent and quickly respond to any security threat. Your gift, which will be matched 2:1, will secure the future of Jewish Western Massachusetts.
Dignity Grows: Supporting Local Women & Girls
Dignity Grows provides women, girls, and individuals assigned female at birth in need with essential hygienic products. Each month, Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy division mobilizes volunteers and distribution partners to organize, assemble, and distribute kits containing a one-month supply of personal and menstrual hygiene products. With a gift of $10, the cost of a month’s supply of products, you can help safeguard the dignity of a neighbor in need and allow them to participate fully in community life.
Jewish Community Ambulance Campaign
Federation is a proud partner of Magen David Adom (MDA), the national emergency medical service organization of Israel, which treats and transports more than 830,000 Israelis to hospitals. That is why we created the Western Massachusetts Jewish Community Ambulance Campaign. Our goal is to raise $115,000 in 2023 to cover the cost of one Basic Life Support Ambulance in Israel. You can make a lifesaving impact by supporting this special campaign today in addition to your annual campaign gift.
Gifts of Securities
A transfer of appreciated securities (i.e. stocks, mutual funds) held more than one year may provide you with significant advantages. You will get double the benefit of an income tax charitable deduction based on the full value of your appreciated securities, in addition to not paying capital gains tax. Check with your financial professional or contact Bobby Naimark or call or 413-737-4313 for more information.
Matching Gifts Programs
Did you know that many companies will match employees’ donations to charitable causes? Because the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts is a social service, not-for-profit organization, your company may match your donations — making your gift go further and be more impactful. Donations may include monthly payroll deductions, as well as annual gifts.