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We take very seriously the need to be vigilant to ensure the safety of all members of the local Jewish community, as well as all members and guests of our agencies. We also work with area synagogues to ensure the safety of those worshiping. Security has always been a vital part of the work of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, work from which we will never waver. In light of the recent threat to our community, the need is even greater. If you would like to give specifically to support security at the Federation, its agencies, and area Temples, please click the image.

Lippy Scholarship Fund for Young Adults Accepting Applications

The Youngstown Area Jewish Foundation is now accepting applications for The Sandra Lippy Scholarship Fund for Young Adults. The fund assists teens, age 14 and older, in participating in the March of the Living, summer programs in Israel and Jewish leadership camps/programs. Click the image for an application.

Endowment Applications

The Youngstown Area Jewish Foundation holds many funds that can help individuals study in Israel, go to nursing school, participate in the March of the Living, and more. Click the image to learn more and apply for an endowment.

Thomases Family Endowment Helps Fund Boys and Girls Club Program

The Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to the Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown to help fund their Building the Optimal Club Experience program. The gift will be used to provide SMARTS programming to Club members as well as offer incentives to motivate the children academically. Thomases has been supporting the organization since 2012.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Sam Kooperman has a love for the Jewish community and, especially, its teens and young adults with whom he began his social service career. As a tribute and honor to Sam, the Federation board of directors established the Sam Kooperman Endowment. The fund provides scholarships for experiential programming that allow Jewish young adults to study in Israel. The award is for youth and young adults living in the Mahoning and Shenango Valley region, though consideration may be made for an applicant whose family resides in the region. In 2018, the Endowment gave out three scholarships: two kids from our area received awards to go to Emma Kaufman Camp and one was given a scholarship for an internship in Israel. 

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