Building Our Community
We work to lead, build and strengthen and renew a dynamic local Jewish community as well as represent its interests and concerns.
An estimated 10,000 Jews live in the Central Massachusetts area. The area is served by several synagogues and a wide range of Jewish agencies and programs.
The community in the city of Worcester itself is of long standing, largely initially established by waves of Eastern European Jewish immigrants at the beginning of the 20th century. In the last fifty years much of the Worcester Jewish community has migrated from the Eastside to the Westside of the city and into the western suburbs of Holden and Paxton, and most recently to towns east of Worcester, including Westboro, Northboro, Millbury, and Shrewsbury.
The Westboro area constitutes a second hub of Jewish life in the Central Massachusetts area. It is much more recently Jewishly settled, primarily made up of younger families who have been drawn to the computer and other high tech industries of the metro west area or who have migrated west from the greater Boston area.
The Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts is located at 646 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609. Get directions.
Contact us at 508-756-1543.