An Important Community Message...

Posted by Michael



The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation are pleased to announce a collaborative effort with the launch of the Emergency Crisis Fund, providing a combined initial contribution of $500,000. The partnership between these two organizations demonstrates their united commitment to meet the urgent needs of our Dallas area Jewish agencies, schools, shuls, and organizations who will serve and sustain our most vulnerable population during this unprecedented time.

This emergency campaign is designed to provide a lifeline of triage funding during this ever-evolving crisis. Of the $500,000 seed money, $300,000 will come from the Joint Community Grant Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and $200,000 coming from the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation’s General Endowment Fund.

Community agencies who serve our most vulnerable, along with local synagogues and schools were among those invited to submit a Community Assessment form outlining potential revenue loss for the next few months and other information as to the implications of this crisis. Seventy assessments were released to the community and we have received an overwhelming response, highlighting the immediate need in our community. The assessments are currently under review by the Federation’s Planning and Allocations Committee.

The first $500,000 that the Planning and Allocations Committee recommends to be granted will have final approval by a joint allocations committee made up of both the Federation and Foundation leadership.

“I am proud to partner with the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation during this extreme time of need,” said A.J. Rosmarin, Board Chair, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas. “Both our organizations are committed to the best interest and well-being of the Dallas area Jewish community. I see this as a long term partnership and am hopeful that this will benefit the community for years to come,” he added.

Both the Federation and the Foundation have an extensive reach through their networks of community agencies, synagogues and related organizations, and are uniquely positioned to map and manage overall communal needs.

“The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is here to help our community partners in these times of great need. We look forward to partnering with the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas to get money to those agencies most in need right now,” said Andy Dropkin, Board Chair, Dallas Jewish Community Foundation.

As we live through this crisis, our sense of community and our values of Tikkun Olam needs to remain strong. As members of our community face unprecedented challenges and concerns, together the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation stand strong, stand together, and stand united to ensure we are Here Today during this time of crisis, we are Here For You and we are Here For Good.

The launch of the emergency campaign will be announced in the coming days. More information to follow.

Warm regards,

A.J. Rosmarin  |  Mariam Shpeen Feist                 Andy Dropkin  |  Meyer L. Bodof
   Board Chair           President & CEO                       Board Chair        President & CEO
       Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas                    Dallas Jewish Community Foundation


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