Who we are

Overview of Organizational Structure:

The Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill is one 501©3. The Federation Board has oversight over the entire organization and is the policy making body for the organization. The departments of the Federation are:

  • Levin JCC
  • Jewish Family Services
  • Jewish Community Foundation

The Federation has two program areas –the Israel Center, which provides cultural programming related to Israel and the Jewish Community Relations Council, which represents the Jewish community to the community at large.

  • The JCC provides cultural and recreational activities for the Jewish and local community.  While there had been programs offered by a “JCC without walls” since the 1990s, the Levin JCC opened in June 2011. “Bridges” is a unique program of the JCC serving people with special needs.
  • Jewish Family Service has been in operation since the 1980s and provides social service support to the Jewish and local community.
  • The Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) was established in 1996 to encourage planned giving to build endowments for the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish community. As of January, 2014, the Foundation holds 77 funds totaling $3,527,415.

The Board of the Jewish Federation of Durham Chapel-Hill approved the following strategic plan in September 2013. The four key focus areas include:

1. Build Community by Building Connections

2. Strengthen the platform for helping those in need

3. Achieve long term financial sustainability

4. Establish Operational Excellence