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For decades, Omaha has been a vibrant Jewish Community with a strong history of stepping up to offer assistance to those in need during particularly difficult periods, often times in far reaching corners of the world. It is in our fabric and is a shared value we all believe in.
Today, the unprecedented impact of the Coronavirus requires we work together to protect and care for members of our own Omaha Jewish Community.
To address immediate needs, we are launching The Jewish Federation of Omaha COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to provide emergency assistance where it’s needed most. While our Annual Campaign adequately provides vital programming and services throughout the year, the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund will fill the urgent shortfall brought on by the current crisis.
We estimate that at least $500,000 will be needed to help Omaha’s Jewish community.

The Foundation will match dollar for dollar any

donation made to the Relief Fund up to $50,000

through the end of May, 2020. This will effectively

DOUBLE the impact of your donation!

The Jewish Federation of Omaha COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
will focus on these areas:


Relief Funds will allow Jewish Senior Outreach and Jewish Family Service the ability to increase assistance to our most vulnerable populations. Ensuring access to nutritious meals is vital!


We are closely following the actions banks, landlords, utility companies and the Federal Government’s CARES Act are taking to assist those in need. The Relief Fund will address financial shortfalls that will still exist in the community.


Our JFO agencies will provide essential services to ensure we remain safe and healthy. This may include assistance in receiving medicines, Telemental Health Therapy or other necessary services.



Our JFO Agencies, particularly the Jewish Community Center, have seen significant operational revenue shortfalls these past several weeks due to our campus closure. The Relief Fund will sustain our Federation, our JCC and other agencies while necessary services can continue to be provided to the community, many of which are conducted virtually.