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Shalom from the Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation

We are a welcoming, caring community with active synagogues, summer camp, service organizations and Federation programs. Come join us!

Building A Future

Federation invests in programs that foster Jewish joy, learning and connections for children, teens, college students and young families. These efforts include The PJ Library Program, Jewish Family Initiative, Israel travel subsidies, Taglit-Birthright Israel, UMass Hillel Shabbat celebrations, Camper scholarships and grants to local synagogues and organizations.

Caring and Helping

Programs funded by Jewish Federation make a difference for people in need locally, in Israel and around the world. Federation gives life-saving relief to desperate Jews living in places where no social services exist. We provide disaster response and assistance to some of the world's most vulnerable people and resources to restore and rebuild Jewish life in countries where it has been diminished or extinguished.

We are One People

Federation connects the Merrimack Valley Jewish community with the people of Israel. Our service delivery partners provide on-going assistance to the elderly and disabled, holocaust victims, new immigrants, hungry children, and families living with terrorism. In addition, the MVJF has developed a personal connection with the Yemin Orde Youth Village near Haifa.

It's all about Community

The Federation is the only community-wide Jewish organization that serves the spectrum of Jewish life and observance throughout the Merrimack Valley. The MVJF produces community activities, serves as a voice of the Jewish community, convenes community members to share knowledge, ideas and experiences, and organizes community responses to crises locally and abroad.

Our Campaign 2017

It's Always Something ~ That's Why There's Federation


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Jewish Federation Partner, JDC, Responds to Massive Flooding in Sri Lanka


The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is responding to catastrophic flooding and mudslides in Sri Lanka, the result of the worst storms to hit the island nation since 2003. JDC, together with its local partner Sarvodaya, a Buddhist-inspired humanitarian organization, deployed its first responder unit to provide food, water, and other emergency aid in Sri Lanka’s five hardest hit districts, including the Galle and Kalutara districts on the coast where JDC worked extensively after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

The first responders are reaching beleaguered Sri Lankans by via road and boat where necessary. As a result of the unprecedented rains, more than 500,000 people have been displaced and more than 150 killed in the last 48 hours.

JDC has a twelve year history working in Sri Lanka. The Sarvodaya-JDC Disaster Management Unit, currently carrying out relief missions, was established by JDC and Sarvodaya in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami when the two organizations partnered to ensure immediate aid for Tsunami survivors.

The disaster management unit – created to provide quick and efficient responses to crises in a country and region regularly hit by natural disasters – is made up of a fully equipped and trained team of first responders. Since the 2004 Tsunami, the unit has responded to dozens of disasters in Sri Lanka.

Federation partner, Jewish Agency for Israel, sponsors Jewish-Arab Coexistence Project



Neverland in the Holy Land. A unique Jewish-Arab coexistence project culminated in a remarkable performance of Peter Pan. Young adults produced the play in Harduf, Israel as part of The Jewish Agency’s Project TEN, which operates volunteer centers in developing areas around the world. The volunteers created a version of the play in Hebrew, English and Arabic and performed it in the communities in which they volunteered in northern Israel.


MVJF Camp Hadar, located on Captain's Pond in Salem, NH,  provides campers with a safe, enjoyable and rewarding day camping experience in a Jewish cultural environment. Campers ages 4-15, who are led by an experienced, professional staff, participate in a wide range of waterfront, sports, arts and crafts, Judaic culture workshops, activities and special events. 

GALA Anniversary Event ~ Smash Success!

The Bendetson Family celebrating the accomplishments of MVJF founding member, husband, father and grandfather Norris Bendetson z"l.

Together We Did Extraordinary Things!

When the cry for help rang out from Israeli citizens suffering amidst rocket attacks from Gaza, our community responded. We came together with common purpose to provide services through Federation partner organizations in Israel. Your generosity and commitment helped enable the extraordinary work of the Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish Agency for Israel and World ORT to heal those who were hurting, repair what was damaged and provide support for First Responders. Thank you ~ Todah Rabbah.