What Does JFAR Do?

JFAR strengthens our Jewish community, cares for Jews in need, ensures a Jewish future in Arkansas, and supports global Jewry.

Here’s how:

Strengthening our Jewish Community

Care for Jews in Need

  • JFAR’s Family Services Committee provides financial assistance in response to requests from Jewish individuals and families in need. This assistance is supported by the newly established Glenn Lowitz Memorial CASE/Family Services Fund.
  • JFAR maintains a database of social services in Arkansas.
  • JFAR has launched a new initiative of caregiving and aging programs and services, including a new Social Work and Program Coordinator position, which is supported by a fund, established by Steve, Susan, and Trip Strauss, in memory of their parents Shirley and Sam Strauss.
  • JFAR sends special emergency funds to help victims of local, national, and international disasters and crises.

Ensure a Jewish Future in Arkansas

  • JFAR provides scholarships to Jewish youth in our community to attend Jewish camp, Jewish preschool, and to study in Israel.
  • JFAR provides financial assistance for young adults to attend Jewish conferences to further their leadership development and involvement in the Jewish community.
  • JFAR, in partnership with the Sisterhoods of Congregations Agudath Achim and B’nai Israel, subscribes to the PJ Library Program, which provides free Jewish books and/or music monthly to 100+ Jewish children ages 6 months-8 years living in Arkansas.
  • JFAR helps fund the Hillel chapter at Hendrix College and supports the Hillel Chapter and Jewish Studies at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Support Global Jewry