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Campus Preview: A Unique Oasis for Learning, Celebration and Reflection

We are delighted to announce that construction has begun on the next phase of The Larry & Mary Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life.  The campus will open in phases next winter, spring and summer.

The seminal act of the first Jews, Abraham and Sarah, was to open their tent on all sides …

Shape the Past, Present, and Future of Federation Programming

That's a Wrap!

The 2021-2022 season is in the books – and once again, our Federation’s program department provided a range of meaningful engagement opportunities to meet our community members “where they were at” with “hybrid” events allowing for both in-person and virtual parti…

Federation Awards Over $35,000 in College Scholarships to Local Students

Each year, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee awards education scholarships to qualified applicants attending College, Community College, Vocational/Technical School or University.  Chaired by Laura Briefman, this year the Education Scholarship committee, unlike in previous unique Co…

Our vision: an island of learning where all ideas are welcome

During the more than 2,000 years that Jews have lived in Diaspora (outside the Land of Israel), no society has been a better host than America. American democracy--with its emphasis on pluralism, moderation, education, personal responsibility and separation of church and state--has been the …

One Day, One Community, One Mission

This year marked another tremendous day for The Jewish Federation of Sarasota—Manatee. From April 26 to 27,  we took part in a 24 hour community philanthropy event—The Giving Challenge 2022. Presented by The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Federation raised almost $46,000 f…