Here for You

The Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is the support system for your Jewish journey. Since 1920, the Jewish Federation has helped nourish your Jewish life, enrich our community, and keep Jewish culture strong in Portland and around the world. We are your direct route to tried and true services that make the most effective and meaningful impact. Explore the ways we can make a difference - together.


When you want to connect with your community, meet new people, help others to learn, discover new ways to do good, and give back to those who came before you, the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland is here for you


You will find your cause
in the work we do

Our Mission

Assure the building and strengthening of the Jewish community locally, nationally, overseas, and in Israel, in accordance with Jewish values

Building our community

We work to lead, build and strengthen and renew a dynamic local Jewish community as well as represent its interests and concerns.

Helping those in need

We ensure that members of the local Jewish community facing difficult times, crisis or hardship can turn to us for help.

Jewish life and learning

We support, strengthen and build a vibrant Jewish community through a wide range of cultural and educational offerings.

Israel and oveseas

We extend our help to the most vulnerable Jews in Israel and the Former Soviet Union, while actively supporting the Jewish homeland.