In June 2022, the Augusta Jewish Community Center and the Augusta Jewish Federation merged into one organization, the Jewish Community Center and Federation of Augusta (JCCFA). The merger of the two organizations into the JCCFA, along with the sale of the property on Weinberger Way in Evans, allows us to make better use of our volunteers, staff and resources to support the entire community.
Locally, we are working to increase our activities through the Jewish Family Services, including restarting the "Lunch with the J" program. We offer PJ Library events for our families with young children. We are engaging Jewish students at the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University. We continue to work closely with the Augusta Jewish Film Festival committee. The Jewish Community Relations Council is expanding and looking for ways to be more engaged with AYS, CCI, Chabad and in the greater CSRA.
The JCCFA supports local and national organizations that provide a meeting place for Jewish students, fight anti-Semitism, feed the hungry and help families with terminally ill children.
At the same time, around the world, our agencies, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Joint Distribution Committee and World ORT, are rescuing persecuted Jews and airlifting them to safety in Israel, as well as helping new immigrants and children at risk in Israel and helping to feed over 200,000 Jews in the Former Soviet Union.
For further information on any of our beneficiaries, please call (706) 228-3636.
Our official name is The Jewish Community Center and Federation of Augusta and it represents what we have done most and done best: supporting the social, educational, and medical needs of Jews wherever they might be.
Your JCCFA is promoting the growth of our Endowment for the Future - to preserve Jewish life in Augusta for our grandchildren and their grandchildren.
Your Federation will continue to keep you apprised, through print material and through speakers, of important political events that affect Israel and the welfare and safety of Jews everywhere.
Finally, your JCCFA will continue its Annual Campaign to support HIAS, the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society, that assist in the resettlement and absorption of refugees from the Ukraine and Ethiopia, Neve Michael helps at risk children who have been removed from their homes in Israel by court order. Hillels in Georgia, Taglit-Birthright Israel, Yad Sarah, the Secure Community Network which provides security updates and training to the Jewish communitieis around the United States, and so much more.
Can your JCCFA do any of this alone? Of course not. There is no Jewish community without you. Please call (706) 228-3636 for more information on activities of your JCCFA or to offer your assistance.