We believe no Jew should ever feel alone.
We ensure the lasting presence of an inclusive, vibrant Jewish community in St. Paul.
We unite people to care for the most vulnerable in St. Paul, Israel and 70 countries. We provide pathways to engage in Jewish life, and we inspire leadership, philanthropy and initiatives that deliver impact for our community.
UNITE. ENGAGE. INSPIRE.
We are St. Paul Jewish Federation, and everything we do is thanks to supporters like you.
We are a safety net for people most in need. Through our network of partner agencies in St. Paul, Israel and overseas, we provide comfort and care for the elderly, emergency assistance for distressed families, immigrant aid, education, and community security.
We want all Jews to feel welcome and excited to live in St. Paul! We create opportunities to engage in Jewish life for Jews of all backgrounds and ages. We foster new ways to embrace Jewish life and help people make enduring connections to Israel.
As the central address for responding to community issues and needs, Federation drives change and supports efforts that deliver impact for our community. We do this by developing new leaders, inspiring philanthropy and facilitating innovative community projects.
Career Opportunity: Associate Director of Financial Resource Development
The St. Paul Jewish Federation is seeking a dynamic fundraiser with a proven track record in annual and planned giving to grow its resource development program. This position reports directly to the Chief Development Officer. Work in a highly demanding but supportive team environment using your knowledge, experience, passion, creativity, and engaging personality to support the agency’s FRD program. Learn more
Our Fall 2021 Connections newsletter is out
In this issue: The many ways we connect people, be it engaging young adults in Jewish life, a rally to stand against antisemitism, our shaliach who connects St. Paul to Israel, or coming together to support community agencies during the pandemic. View online or download.
YALA Mini-Grants Help Young Jews Power New Jewish Ideas
Creating Jewish community online through art: When Amalia Prohofsky was in high school, she made and sold jewelry to help fund her trip to study abroad in India. While many people supported her, she remembers that the Jewish community really turned out. “People would reach out to me because they needed a bat mitzvah gift, for instance, and they also wanted to support me. It was a good feeling, and I want to facilitate that happening more,” she said. Now an artist and database developer, Amalia is creating a website where local Jewish artists can sell their work. Read more.
Welcome Ellen Konstan, PJ Library Coordinator
We are happy to announce that Ellen Konstan has joined Federation as the new PJ Library coordinator. Ellen has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Welfare, and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She has been an active volunteer in the community, including at Mount Zion Temple, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, Saint Paul Academy and the Minnesota Literacy Council. She also has tutored students and worked in classrooms. Ellen, who loved being a PJ parent, lives in St. Paul with her husband Joseph and has two sons, Ben and Sam, who are in college. If you’d like your children to receive free Jewish-themed books from PJ Library each month, contact Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Happy Camper
You might be eligible for up to $1000 off your camper's first summer
One Happy Camper is an incentive program that provides grants of up to a maximum of $1,000 to families with children attending a Jewish overnight camp for the first time. It is a program of the Foundation for Jewish Camp in partnership with the St. Paul Jewish Federation. For more information, contact Stacy Dockman.