JEWISH FEDERATION SUPPORTS COMMUNITY DURING PANDEMIC
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 21, 2020… The Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City’s leadership donated a total of $2,500 each to the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and United Way of Central Oklahoma to help support all members of our community who are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robert Weiss, the President of the Jewish Federation emphasized that “The Jewish commandment of tzedakah is often translated as “giving charity,” but it actually is best defined as “justice.” Judaism commands us to help support those who are less fortunate by providing for their basic needs. The leadership of our organization believes we must do our part to help our community.”
“Our Jewish Federation is a very small nonprofit, but we recognize that we still have a responsibility to help our neighbors in any way we are able to. We greatly appreciate the critical resources provided by Catholic Charities, Regional Food Bank and United Way, and hope that other nonprofits, individuals and foundations will commit to helping fund their desperately important work. I can’t think of better use of the $7,500 we just donated to support these agencies,” said Roberta S. Clark, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City’s mission is to support Jewish living, learning, and welfare in the greater Oklahoma City Jewish community; to support Jewish communities throughout the United States, Israel and the world; and to foster understanding and cooperation between the Jewish community and the community-at-large.