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We Stand with Israel - photo of Israeli flag

The terrific response from
our community to our
Israel Emergency
Campaign is hardly a
surprise. We are always
at our best in times of
great need and there
has never been a greater
need. To those among
you who already made
donations –Thank You!
This campaign is the most
important one in our life

October 7th has forever
changed us, but our
generosity remains the
same. Make a donation
here on this site or mail
back the envelope you
received shortly after the
war began. 100% of your
contribution goes to
Israel’s Trauma Coalition,
Magen David Adom,
Soroka and Barzilai
Medical Centers.

Israel Needs You – Please
Donate Generously.
Thank You and Am Israel

You can support the Jewish
Federation of Greater New
Bedford by clicking the
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and using Goodsearch
to search the internet.
GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!
Every time you search the
Internet using
this logo link,
Jewish Federation of
Greater New Bedford will
be pre-selected and will
receive a contribution; the more
you search the more we
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Passover Relief Drive

Every year the Jewish Federation in cooperation with Rabbi Raphael Kanter of Tifereth Israel Congregation coordinates an annual Passover Relief Drive. Funds are collected in order to buy kosher-for-Passover food for families in need in our Jewish community. 

For centuries, Jewish communities around the world have collected Maot Chittim ("Wheat Money”) so that those of limited means may celebrate a joyous and kosher Passover. The giving of Maot Chittim, enabling families in need to purchase wine, matzah and the other Pesach necessities, is a basic mitzvah every Jew is obligated to fulfill.

If you have any questions, or would like to make a donation to the Passover Relief Fund, please call 508-997-7471 or email

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Federation—Coastline Collaboration to Benefit the Jewish Elderly and Disabled

The Jewish Federation proudly partners with Coastline Elderly Services, Inc. to provide outreach to the Jewish elderly and disabled persons living throughout the city of New Bedford and its surrounding towns.

The partnership was conceived by Jewish Family Services chair Ruth Glicksman who looks out for the well-being of the homebound elderly and disabled members of the Jewish community. Coastline Elderly possesses valuable knowledge of programs and services that allow individuals to continue living independently in their own homes.

Unlike in the traditional health services model where individuals seek out programs and services, the community health worker model sends individuals out into the community to actively provide people with outreach and education and effectively bring services and programs to them. According to Ruth Glicksman, “Coastline will be our eyes and ears in the community. It will act as a liaison between the Jewish Federation, hospitals and nursing homes, the Rabbi, family members, and the elderly and disabled persons to ensure the continuity of services and access to all available programs and resources in the community. It is our hope that together, the Jewish Federation and Coastline will be able to bring essential services to individuals to help them continue living independently in their homes.”

If you or anybody you know may benefit from this program, please call Coastline Elderly Services at 508-999-6400 or the Jewish Federation at 508-997-7471. As always, we guarantee complete confidentiality.

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Hot kosher meals are delivered five days a week to home-bound Jewish elderly in New Bedford and surrounding towns by Coastline Elderly Services.

For questions or to sign up for this program 508-997-7471 or email at  We guarantee full confidentiality.

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Amir Cohen
Executive Director

Michelle Poirier
Associate Director

(508) 997-7471


467 Hawthorn St.
North Dartmouth, MA