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Brighton Food Cupboard

Brighton Food Cupboard is a program of Jewish Family Service of Rochester in partnership with The Brighton Central School District, Foodlink, community volunteers and area organizations. The Brighton Food Cupboard addresses hunger and food insecurity for individuals and families in Brighton and surrounding communities.

Bri-Pen Senior Rides

The Bri-Pen Senior Rides program provides rides for Seniors 65+ who reside in Brighton or Penfield to medical appointments, religous services, the Penfield Community Center and the Brighton Recreation Center. 

Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester

Since 1939, the Rochester Federation has helped nourish Jewish life, enrich our community, and keep Jewish life strong in Rochester, Israel and around the world.

Jewish Family Services

Jewish Family Service of Rochester (JFS) strengthens all individuals, families and communities by providing comprehensive social services that are built upon the time honored Jewish traditions of dignity, kindness, and tikkun olam, improving the world.

Jewish Senior Life

JSL enhances the quality of life, health and well-being of older adults, their families, and others in our community, consistent with the values and traditions of our Jewish heritage.

Project Homeless Connect Rochester

Project Homeless Connect is a one-day, “one-stop shop” event on one day each fall, serving people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. 

RAIHN (Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network)

Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN) is a not-for-profit, interfaith, culturally-competent organization that assists homeless families to achieve sustainable independence by supporting them with tailored services including shelter, food, personalized case management, and a diverse network of caring volunteers.

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

For nearly six decades, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC) has been the hub of Jewish social justice work. As a joint instrumentality of the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, we represent the values of the largest and most diverse Jewish Movement in North America.

URJ (Union of Reform Judaism)

The Union for Reform Judaism strengthens congregations and communities that connect people to Jewish life. Our legacy, reach, leadership, and vision ensure we can unite thousands of years of tradition with modern experience to strengthen Judaism today and for future generations.

Women of the Wall

Women of the Wall, (Neshot Hakotel  הכותל נשות in Hebrew) is a group of Jewish women from Israel and around the world who strive to achieve the right to wear prayer shawls, pray and read from the Torah collectively and out loud at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem, Israel.

Parashat

Parashat Lech Lecha

In this Torah portion, God makes a covenant with Abram promising to make his descendants a great nation. God changes Abram’s name to Abraham. Abraham has a child with Hagar and names him Ishmael. God then promises Abraham’s barren wife, Sarah, that she will have a child.

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