Jewish Federation of Orange County (JFOC) cares for people in need and strengthens Jewish community in Orange County, Israel, and around the world.
We open portals to Jewish life through our diverse programs, offer grants to create Jewish experiences for children, provide social services to Orange County residents of all faiths and backgrounds, and create meaningful opportunities for philanthropic giving to build and sustain a vibrant Orange County.
What can we do for you?

Senior Services - Jeremiah Society


We offer services that support the emotional, physical, spiritual, and everyday needs of older adults in the community. From free transportation for those who cannot drive to programs that provide support and connection for Holocaust survivors to individualized counseling services, we meet the needs of older adults of all faiths and ethnicities.

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Teen Counseling

Family Services counselors provide teen workshops and confidential counseling to help teens and their families make positive choices and lead healthy productive lives.

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Family Programming & PJ Library

Jewish Federation of Orange County offers a variety of fun, family-oriented programming  through our home at Merage JCC and with Hebrew schools and community partners throughout Orange County; and our PJ Library Orange County program, in conjunction with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, offers free Jewish children's books for ages infant to 11 along with activities and programs. 



There's a PJ Libary Program for you!

Learn more about our PJ Library and PJ Baby programs and activities; sign up to start receiving your free books every month. 


1st Annual Sukkahfest, September 26, 2021; Photo courtesy of Irvine Hebrew School

NextGen for Young Adults 

NextGen is dedicated to building an inclusive and connected community for Jewish young adults ages 21-45, promoting Jewish identity, and supporting a flourishing local and global Jewish community through fun and meaningful volunteer, social, educational, and philanthropic activities. Getting involved with NextGen OC is an exciting way to build the community around you with other like-minded Jewish young adults.
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Passport to Jewish Life 

Like passports used by travelers, the Passport to Jewish Life® program gives need-based and merit-based educational grants that open doors to meaningful and exciting Jewish experiences for OC Jewish youth and young adults.

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Volunteer & Philanthropy Opportunities

JFOC offers many ways to get involved in the community. Whether you are interested in helping the elderly live independently, providing nourishing food to individuals and families at risk, organizing community programs or events, fundraising for meaningful programming and services, or supporting the community here and in Israel in countless other ways, there is a volunteer opportunity waiting for you.

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