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Special Projects

In addition to supporting ongoing programs through the Annual Campaign, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Special Projects let you invest in new and well-established priority projects for our community.


Opportunities in 2021:


AgeWell St. Louis

AgeWell St. Louis will improve the health, wellness, and autonomy of Jewish older adults by creating a new, shared system of comprehensive care management within the Jewish community.

AgeWell St. Louis is a collaborative partnership between the J, Covenant Place, Crown Center for Senior Living, JFS, and St. Louis NORC to transform older adult care in the St. Louis Jewish community.


One Happy Camper

We believe that Jewish overnight camp is an experience every kid should have! We want to send as many kids from St. Louis to Jewish overnight camp every summer as possible.

One Happy Camper grants of up to $1,000 are available to 1st through 12th graders. To be eligible, the camper must not have previous camp experience of more than 11 consecutive days. The program is a partnership between the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and the Foundation for Jewish Camp. Children can share in the summer of a lifetime while strengthening Jewish identity, making lasting connections, and learning Jewish values.



Now in its fourth year, this program continues to create deep and meaningful connections to Israel for hundreds of families, kids and teens in our community. A “shinshin” is an 18-year-old Israeli emissary who defers their army service for one year to volunteer in Jewish communities abroad with the goal of educating people of all ages about Israel and Israeli culture. Four Shinshinim will spend the 2021/2022 school year in St. Louis working with congregations, local organizations, and day schools.

The Shinshinim program is a partnership between the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, and several local organizations: Shaare Emeth, United Hebrew, Bnai Amoona, Kol Rinah, Temple Emanuel, the Israeli Scouts, Camp Ben Frankel, and Saul Mirowitz Jewish Day School.