Your dollars hard at work: 2016 Local Allocations Impact Areas.
Your gift touches thousands of Jewish lives in lower Fairfield County


JCC Israel Schlichut Program: $4,500

Created by the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Schlichut program is committed to strengthening Jewish identity and creating a connection between Diaspora Jewry and the State of Israel.  The JCC Israeli shlicha (emissary) works directly within the community to impart Jewish heritage and Zionism, to encourage visits to Israel, to provide a taste of Israel, and to organize a wide range of educational activities based on the Jewish calendar cycle.


BBYO: $3,500

BBYO's pluralistic movement focuses on Jewish teens, delivering to the post- Bar/Bat Mitzvah audience a fun, meaningful and affordable experience that they hope will inspire a lasting connection to the Jewish people.

UJF support allows BBYO to strengthen their programs, allowing them to enrich their programming and increase the number of Jewish teenagers reached. 


Jewish Family Service
Jewish Family Life Education: $10,000

JFS's Jewish Family Life Education (JFLE) provides programmatic support in the areas of bereavement, challenging life transitions, aging, emotional crisis, employment, financial stability and parenting.

Jewish Family Service
Zinbarg Camp Scholarships: $7,518

This program allows all Jewish children the opportunity to attend camp, regardless of their family's financial circumstances.


Tuition Assistance:
Bi-Cultural Day School: $32,463
Carmel Academy: $9,000

Day school tuition assistance for both Bi-Cultural Day School and Carmel Academy make it affordable for any child to get a Jewish education, regardless of their family's circumstances.

Special Education Support
Carmel Academy Pal Program: $1,000
Bi-Cultural Day School
Kadimah Program: $5,000

Special Education support allows BCDS and Carmel Academy to further enhance these ground-breaking programs which provide top-notch day school education to students with special needs.

University of Connecticut
Middle Eastern Studies: $1,000
Kuriansky Conference: $1,000
Lunch and Learn: $1,000

The annual Kuriansky Conference brings impressive speakers and innovative themes.  The program enriches student and community knowledge of Israel, the Middle East, Jewish heritage and other religions.


UCONN's Middle eastern Studies Lunch and Learn brings prominent scholars in all areas of Judaic culture, literature and history from antiquity to modern times.  Lectures are attended by students as well as the community-at-large.


Stamford Jewish Community Center:
Hand in Hand: $3,000

Hand in Hand, a division of O-la-mi Summer Program, offers a unique summer experience for children with a variety of special needs.

Senior Adult Programming: $16,000

Addressing the varied and changing needs of senior adults by providing stimulating social, physical and cultural programs and a hot nutritionally-balanced, kosher meal.

Tuition Assistance: $20,000

Provides support for families that attend Sara Walker Preschool, O-la-mi Summer Program, JumpStart and Hand in Hand.

Jewish Family Service
Case Management and Emergency Family Assistance: $44,537

Case Management includes assisting clients in obtaining basic needs such as food, shelter, medication, employment, transportation, day care and legal assistance.

Counseling: $42,000

Provides on-going therapeutic support.

Kosher Food Pantry: $5,050 

The Kosher Food Pantry provides kosher food and person care items, including assistance for pharmacy and transportation, to members of our community experiencing financial difficulties and are unable to afford food and household items for their families.  The pantry will deliver meals to the home-bound.