Compassion, Justice, Tzedakah

It’s the right thing to do. 


The Annual Campaign


The annual campaign is the signature vehicle for funding the programs and activities across the spectrum of Jewish organizations in Columbia. The Federation’s Annual Campaign is the only place where your donation will go to support all Jews and our entire Jewish community, from Columbia to the Ukraine to Land of Israel—and it is based on deeply-held Jewish values.


According to Jewish tradition, the highest form of tzedakah, or charity, is giving to a central campaign or community fund, or kupah.

Throughout Jewish history, in small towns and large cities, within both Israel and the Diaspora, it was the custom of Jewish communities to create an address for centralized giving. This guaranteed the privacy and dignity of the poor as well as the successful maintenance of communal "agencies." Today, the kupah (literally translated as community fund) is the annual campaign of the Jewish federation.


The gift to the communal kupah, or centralized campaign, is a noble expression of devotion to the entire Jewish people. It demonstrates a love of community which is without limitation – a proud statement of commitment to our individual communities and to every individual Jew.

provides emergency food assistance to a family of four for a little over a week.

There are hundreds of reasons to support your Jewish Federation. This year, we'll be sharing one reason each week.

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