Emergency Relief Fund

We need your help, more than ever, to keep our doors open during this emergency. Rainy day funds are being quickly depleted as we respond to pleas for help from our community. As the coronavirus continues to ravage our community, the strain on our resources will only grow. Donations to our Emergency Relief Fund will help us swiftly address the needs of our community and support our agencies as they continue to provide critical services. Your help is essential. Click on the image to make a donation.

Sam Kooperman Endowment

The Sam Kooperman Endowment provides scholarships for Jewish overnight camping experience for Jewish youth; and provides scholarships for Jewish young adults to study in Israel. In both cases, it is for those who reside in the Mahoning and Shenango Valley region. Click on the image for an application (due June 30).

Dress to Succeed Program

The Thomases Family Endowment recently made a $2,500 grant to ACTION to support the Dress to Succeed program. Dress to Succeed works to promote low-income men, women, and returning citizens’ economic and social development through career development, job retention, and the promotion of self-sufficiency. The endowment has supported the organization since 2016, granting $5,000 to date. Pictured are members of the Thomases Endowment Committee, Youngstown Area Jewish Federation staff, and the staff and volunteers of Dress to Succeed.

Nursing Scholarships

Mildred Engel left funds to help educate people wishing to obtain licensure as a registered nurse. This fund was established in 1992 to provide financial assistance to an individual(s) needing a scholarship to secure an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing. Click the photo for more information and the application.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Young Women With Bright Futures helps build the leadership skills of high school senior women who exhibit great potential. 


Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation awarded $30,000 to OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology.


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