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Home Hospitality for Residents Evacuated due to
Orange County Fires
Dear Community Members,

Thousands of residents have been evacuated from their homes today due to fires in parts of Orange County. We are aware of more than 400 families on the Jewish Federation mailing list who have been impacted by these evacuations.

Jewish Federation of Orange County, in partnership with Orange County congregations, Chabad centers, and Jewish organizations, as well as local authorities, is working to ensure that those seeking assistance due to the fires are provided with the resources they need. Among these efforts, we are looking to place individuals and families in need of temporary shelter with Jewish families in our community, as hotels are fully impacted and emergency community shelters may not be the best solution for all. Hosting is on an opt-in basis, particularly given the challenges of the COVID pandemic. Jewish Federation will match individuals and homes in a rapid manner.
- If you have been evacuated and wish to shelter with a Jewish family in the area, call 949-560-9861 (8:30am-7:30pm) or fill out the linked form (24 hours).
I Evacuated and Need accommodation:

- If you are willing to open your home to an individual or family that has been evacuated, please fill out an intake form here: 
I am Willing to host Evacuee/s:
We recommend that community members register with OC Alert to receive updates on evacuation notices.
We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed as we have updates.

Welcome to Jewish Federation of Orange County


For more than 50 years, Jewish Federation has been strengthening Jewish life in Orange County, Israel, and around the world. Explore the website and learn more about us!

Visit our Community Resource Page with information on a wide range of issues, from COVID-19 health protocols and best practices, to online Jewish educational, spiritual and social material created by our local and national partner organizations, to community resources for those in need, and information for businesses seeking support through federal programs. 



Progress on Priorities

Stephen H. Gordon

Chair of the Board

Midyear Update from Our Board Chair - August 2020




February 3, 2020

Building Jewish Community



We open doors to Jewish life through programming for families with young children and for young adults, offer leadership development opportunities, give grants that support local Jewish organizations, and make it possible for community members of all ages to visit Israel, many for the first time.

Caring for Jews Locally and Around the World




We care for the most vulnerable members of our community, including many of the 300 Holocaust survivors living in Orange County today and adults with special needs. We also provide resources, information, and referral for community members facing financial crises.

Community Relations / Convening



We bring the community together around important issues like combating Antisemitism and the delegitimization of Israel, as well as offering opportunities for Israel education and advocacy, and engaging in a variety of community relations activities through the Rose Project of Jewish Federation & Family Services.

Cultivating Philanthropy


The foundation of all our work is our cultivation of philanthropy through dedicated giving societies:

Solomon Society (Men's Philanthropy)

Women's Philanthropy

Ben Gurion Society (Young Adults)  

Laguna Woods (Seniors)

Legacy Circle


We are grateful to each and every person who makes our work possible. Our supporters are helping to shape the future of Jewish Orange County by sharing of their time, treasure, and talent.

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Social services for Jewish victims of Nazi persecution have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Thank you to our Women's VOICES Gold Sponsors!