Local Jewish Organizations
This chapter provides lists with contact information (name, address, phone number, website) for over 140 Jewish Federations, about 220 Jewish Community Centers, 180 Jewish Family Services, 30 Jewish Vocational Services, about 45 Jewish Free Loans, and all Israeli embassies and consulates.
For synagogues, college Hillels, and Jewish day schools, websites are provided that contain lists of these organizations, as we simply do not have the resources to update these lists annually. We also do not have the space in this volume to provide extensive lists of these organizations.
The purpose of this chapter is to document the institutional infrastructure of the North American Jewish community and to preserve this information for historical purposes. We expect that historians 100 years from now will look back at the Year Book in researching the history of North American Jewry. In a sense, we are “freezing” the information in time. The information on the Internet, of course, changes as frequently as the webmasters update that information, meaning that without this freezing, historians in the future will not have a record of the infrastructure of the community.
Each list is carefully updated each year, but the authors appreciate any corrections noted by our readers. We have found that the lists we can find for Jewish institutions on the Internet are far from totally accurate.