Mission Statement and Vision
Jewish Federation of St. Louis mobilizes the Jewish community and its human and financial resources to preserve and enhance Jewish life in St. Louis, in Israel, and around the world.
Our vision is an engaged, vibrant, and flourishing St. Louis Jewish community, in which individuals live with dignity, meaning, and purpose, and a sense of belonging to the Jewish People, as part of a life well-lived.
- Dignity: We help ensure that the most vulnerable have a place to live, food to eat and services to protect them.
- Meaning: We help provide points of access to anyone who wishes to make the Jewish community, learning and our tradition part of a life well lived.
- Purpose: Guided by Jewish values, we inspire and mobilize our community to serve those in need.
Click here to view our Strategic Plan, which was approved by the Board of Trustees on December 13, 2017.
Who is the Jewish Federation of St. Louis?
Jewish Federation of St. Louis is the Jewish community’s central philanthropic, planning, and community-building organization. Founded in 1901, it is one of the region’s most respected and effective nonprofit organizations. Jewish Federation of St. Louis supports more than 90 agencies, programs, and services in St. Louis and around the world to ensure a thriving Jewish community, respond to emergencies and care for our most vulnerable. Funds are raised through the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Unrestricted Annual Campaign and through Planned Giving opportunities.
We achieve our mission in three ways:
Number of agencies, programs, and services we serve in St. Louis and around the world
The Jewish Federation of St. Louis focuses its work by achieving the following four Core Commitments:
Expand and strengthen an engaged, vibrant, and flourishing St. Louis Jewish community
Israel and the Jewish People
Strengthen our connection to Israel and the Jewish People worldwide
Secure the Vulnerable
Secure the well-being and safety of individuals within the Jewish community
Develop the financial and human resources, and infrastructure, needed by our community
Jewish Federation of St. Louis is a proud member of United Way, a Better Business Bureau Accredited charity, and a 4-star rated charity by Charity Navigator, their highest possible rating.