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The JEWISH FEDERATION OF NEW MEXICO partners with Jewish organizations to meet the needs of Jews in New Mexico, Israel and worldwide through LEADERSHIP, PHILANTHROPY, EDUCATION and SOCIAL ACTION.

We accomplish this by:

  • Prioritizing, funding and implementing programs that meet the needs of Jews of all ages in New Mexico;
  • Strengthening Jewish identity and participation among Jewish New Mexicans;
  • Providing a voice for the Jewish community that addresses critical issues and celebrates Jewish life;
  • Sponsoring programs that inspire and develop multi-generational Jewish leadership;
  • Supporting Israel and Jews in need around the world and by mobilizing the Jewish community to respond to humanitarian crises.

JFNM is a part of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), which works with local Federations across the U.S. and around the world.

Chanukah Greetings from JFNM's Executive Director

As we reflect the upcoming eight nights of Chanukah, the Jewish world focuses on themes of gratitude and renewal. The word "Chanukah" literally means "rededication." As Jews, it reminds us that new beginnings lift the spirit, recharge the soul, and provide us with renewed energy and perspective. As Americans, we are thankful for the people and experiences that have led us through another year of life and for the lessons—both joyful and challenging—that helped us grow and that prepared us for the year ahead.

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PJ Library: Jewish Children's Books for Our Community

Do you know a Jewish child in New Mexico younger than nine years old? Would you like that child to receive a developmentally appropriate Jewish book every month? If so, please have his or her parent click here to sign them up today!

In conjunction with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and with the help of many of our synagogues and the JCC, the Jewish Federation of New Mexico runs and manages this program which already provides books to 300 Jewish children around our state. This is an incredible way to increase Judaic literacy and connection. PJ Library is in almost every country on earth where there is a sizeable Jewish community, in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, Australia, Russia, and it serves all children (regardless of religion) in Israel. It is also having a real impact in New Mexico.

This is part of what your federation provides.

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JFNM Happenings

Congress Makes IRA Charitable Rollover Permanent

Both the House and Senate have approved legislation that makes the IRA charitable rollover retroactive from January 1, 2015, and permanent going forward. If you are age 70 ½ or older, you may transfer up to $100,000 this year directly from your individual retirement accounts to qualified public charities, such as the [Federation/Foundation], and double your impact by transferring up to $100,000 again beginning in January 2016.

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JFNM Annual Report

The 2015 Annual Report is now available.

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