The Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts Inc., (formerly the Worcester Jewish Federation) was organized in 1948 as the central Jewish communal organization. As such, this organization is dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of Jewish life in Central Massachusetts and throughout the world.
TO CARRY OUT OUR MISSION WE MAINTAIN THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES:
To strengthen Jewish identification and sense of community by maximizing the involvement of Jews in Jewish communal life; to sustain a fundamental unity of purpose as the source of community strength, while recognizing and respecting the diversity of views and of cultural and religious backgrounds and to inculcate the sense of Klal Yisrael, so that each individual Jew feels responsible for the survival of the local, national and international community of Jews.
To develop and increase the philanthropic resources and capacity of the Central Massachusetts Jewish Community, by enhancing participation in Tzedakah and by promoting federated giving, and to raise and disburse funds sufficient to meet the social welfare, cultural, educational, and recreational needs of our community, as well as our commitment to the needs of other Jewish communities in Israel and throughout the world.
To assist and promote the contribution of its member, beneficiary, and constituent institutions, synagogues, agencies, and organizations in meeting varied educational, cultural, religious, social, recreational, and welfare needs of the Central Massachusetts Jewish community, and to provide the long-range community planning and coordination function essential to keeping pace with changing needs and conditions.
To recognize our commitment to and interdependence with the State of Israel, and to foster and enhance our eternal link with Israel through cultural, economic and spiritual support.
To participate and assist in efforts to improve the social, economic, and cultural condition of world Jewry, and to help support, rescue, and resettle endangered communities of Jews anywhere in the world.
To maintain and strengthen ties and understanding between the Jewish community and the broader society in which it exists, and between national and world Jewry, and to protect the rights and freedoms of Jews everywhere.