The Annual Campaign

Become part of a caring, compassionate community that unites in good times and bad to take care of each other and to celebrate Jewish life together. A contribution to the Rochester Federation Annual Campaign is the one gift that does it all - here in Rochester, in Israel and in 70 countries around the world.


The Jewish Federation Annual Campaign is the most trusted fundraising vehicle in the world, raising nearly a billion dollars across North America every year to provide the basic infrastructure that supports the global Jewish community.


You can help. You can make a difference. You can make the world a better place.


View our 2016-17 annual report.

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Funding provided to Hillel at UR, RIT, SUNY Geneseo

A Global Jewish Family

Learn about the vital programs supported by the Annual Campaign - in Israel and around the world. Learn more by browsing the websites of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Do good from anywhere

  • Thanks to Federation, Marsha has shared her Holocaust story of survival with thousands.

Watch What Happens When

Watch What Happens When we mobilize, advocate, engage, nurture, rescue and build Jewish life.

  • Fueling Cuba's Jewish Revival

    When the Cuban government eased restrictions on religious practice in 1991, the reforms couldn’t come soon enough for 8-year-old Monica del Pino. From the time she eagerly enrolled in its first Sunday school program until today, she and other lay leaders have been working with Federation partner JDC to rebuild Jewish life in Cuba one experience at a time.

  • Sparking a Future for an Orphan in Uzbekistan

    Angelina lost both her parents and her older brother by age 8, forcing her to move in with her disabled grandmother in her tiny apartment. With help from Federation partner JDC, Angelina now receives grief counseling, and her grandmother can afford to pay for heat in the winter. These may seem small gestures, but they’ve helped Angelina to shine and smile again.

  • Helping Young Israelis Choose Tomorrow

    Shai Pinhasi, 23, grew up in a tough neighborhood in south Tel Aviv, but went on to excel in the Army and is now pursuing a Master’s degree at Bar Ilan University. With help from Federation partner The Jewish Agency for Israel, he’s developing a mentorship program for youths from his old neighborhood to help them, too, think far and achieve their dreams.