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January 25, 2022, Wilmington, DE – Jewish Federation of Delaware launched its new website at ShalomDelaware.org. The website serves as the portal to Jewish Delaware and was evolved to provide and enhance user-friendly experiences. Improvements include a responsive design, site navigation, updated and more robust content, community calendar, event registration, and a secure donation platform.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF DELAWARE LAUNCHES JEWISH LIVING DELAWARE THE JEWISH VOICE OF DELAWARE & THE BRANDYWINE VALLEY

Jewish Federation of Delaware is a recipient of TWO Gold Awards in the 2021 MARCOM AWARDS competition in the Nonprofit Annual Report and Nonprofit Magazine Categories.

Special acknowledgement to Alex Tornek for her graphic design expertise in putting together the annual report and to the j-VOICE Monthly Team of Jaidy Schweers, Editor and Carolyn Katwan, Art Director.

The results of the national competition were announced on June 11th with Federation receiving a second place award for its We Grow Stronger TOGETHER PR Campaign and honorable mention in the Page Design/Magazine category for its publication, j-VOICE Monthly.

May 4, 2021, Wilmington, DE – The Jewish Federation of Delaware was named a winner in the 27th Annual Communicator Awards in the Annual Report/Non-Profit category for its 2019-2020 IMPACT Report to the Community, “In Challenging Times, We Grow Stronger TOGETHER”.

April 22, 2021, Wilmington, DE – The Jewish Federation of Delaware has received two awards recognizing
creativity and marketing excellence from the 2021 Hermes Creative Awards (HermesAwards.com), an
international awards competition recognizing outstanding work while promoting the philanthropic nature of
marketing and communications professionals.

April 5, 2021, Wilmington, DE – Jewish Federation of Delaware has landed two First-Place winning entries in the
Delaware Press Association’s 2021 Communications Contest.

"April 1, 2021, Wilmington, DE – Jewish Federation of Delaware has earned the highest ratings from the top three evaluators of nonprofits: a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar and a Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits. Federation is currently the only nonprofit in Delaware to earn the highest ratings from all three industry evaluators."

February 17, 2021 – Jewish Federation of Delaware announced today that it has been named a “2021 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits. Federation is the first nonprofit in Delaware to earn their 2021 distinction as well as continuing to receive the most positive reviews in the First State.

February 16, 2021 – Jewish Federation of Delaware announced today that it has earned a 2021 Platinum GuideStar Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress Jewish Federation of Delaware is making toward its mission and helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.
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Wilmington – Jewish Federation of Delaware announced it is a Platinum Award winner in the 2020 MarCom Awards international competition recognizing outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Federation received Platinum Award recognition in the Nonprofit Annual Report Category for its 2019-2020 Impact Report to the Community with the theme, “In Challenging Times, We Grow Stronger TOGETHER.”

Wilmington, DE – September 3, 2020 – Out of more than 4,100 submissions from 27 countries, Jewish
Federation of Delaware is named a Bronze winner in the 2020 Summit Creative Award competition for its
Integrated Campaign, We Grow Stronger TOGETHER.

Boca Raton, FL, June 29 – Human leukocyte antigens (HLA) – diverse genetic markers on our cells that help match patients and donors for bone marrow transplant – are the focus of a new study led by the Gift of Life Marrow Registry.

August 24, 2020, Wilmington, DE – The Jewish Federation of Delaware has received three
awards recognizing creativity and marketing excellence from the 2020 Hermes Creative
Awards (HermesAwards.com), an international awards competition recognizing outstanding
work while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communications professionals.

August 18, 2020, Wilmington, DE – Jewish Federation of Delaware was named a winner of a 2020 dot-COMM Gold Award and a 2020 Videographer Award of Distinction for its video and song, We Grow Stronger TOGETHER, created by LA-based indie/folk trio Distant Cousins in collaboration with Jewish teens from Delaware and Arad, Israel.

"July 6, 2020, Wilmington, DE – Jewish Federation of Delaware was named a winner of two 2020 Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism. These prestigious awards honor achievements in Jewish media published in 2019 and is coordinated by the American Jewish Press Association (AJPA)."

"Wilmington, DE – The Jewish Federation of Delaware has received an Award of Excellence in the APEX 2020 Awards for its j-VOICE Monthly publication in the Magazines category of 32+ pages."

June 24, 2020, Wilmington, DE – Yesterday, shortly before 7PM, the Delaware Senate unanimously passed HB318 – Holocaust Education Bill, making Delaware the 13th State to approve similar legislation.

"June 9, 2020, Wilmington, DE – In March, Jewish Federation of Delaware received four awards in the annual Delaware Press Association’s Professional Communications Contest with three submissions earning first-place recognition and one submission receiving honorable mention. Judged by out-of-state communications professionals to ensure impartiality, the contest encourages and recognizes excellence in communication and inspires all contestants to strive for their personal best in this competitive and rewarding field. First-place winners move on to the national competition, hosted by the National Federation of Press Women."

"June 1, 2020 – Jewish Federation of Delaware denounces the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25, at the hands of police officers while he was handcuffed and helpless on the ground, pleading for his life. This death is yet another in a disturbingly long list of similar incidents and inexcusable injustices that have been perpetrated against African Americans across the United States. We call on people of all races, ethnic backgrounds and faiths to speak up now against the systemic racism that is a long-standing disgrace, for which we all share responsibility.."

"Thursday evening, May 28, welcomes the Jewish festival of Shavuot, which celebrates the giving of the 10 Commandments on Mount Sinai. Customarily, Jews stay up all night studying the Torah. Living in this time of isolation, members of the Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Reconstructing Judaism groups will be teaching via Zoom.."

"May 18, 2020, Wilmington, DE – The Jewish Federation of Delaware received Bronze Stevie® Award honors in the 18th Annual American Business Awards®. More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Federation received Bronze Award recognition for its We Grow Stronger TOGETHER entry in the Non-Profit Communications Campaign of the Year category.."

"May 14, 2020, Wilmington, DE – The Jewish Federation of Delaware has been honored with an Award of Excellence in the 26th Annual Communicator Awards (CommunicatorAwards.com), the leading international awards program recognizing big ideas in marketing and communications. The 2020 Communicator Awards featured an incredible pool of entries, making it the largest and most prestigious award competition of its kind..."

April 6, 2020, Wilmington, DE – The Jewish Federation of Delaware has received three awards recognizing creativity and marketing excellence from the 2020 Hermes Creative Awards (HermesAwards.com), an international awards competition recognizing outstanding work while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communications professionals.

"Next month, thousands of Delaware Jews and millions of Jews world-wide celebrate Passover. Throughout our history, generations of Jewish children have been told the Exodus story so they will remember their Jewish heritage. At Passover, we remember the bitterness of slavery, the ten plagues, the flight to freedom and the beginning of the renewal of our covenant with God. For many adults, their fondest Jewish childhood memories are of the Passover Seder. It is truly a time to remember our heritage. But being a Jew involves more than remembering the Passover story."

"For thousands of years, in countries around the globe, Jews have come together to celebrate the Passover. More than any other celebration it is our “binding tie” with the root tradition of our people—the exodus from Egypt and the eventual receipt of the Torah at Mount Sinai. Part of of our Jewish DNA is the need to be with family and friends or, if around neither, then with other Jews at Passover.."

"As we have watched events unfold around the world over the last several weeks and now with the increasing concern regarding the COVID-19 in the United States and within our own community, we are feeling the uncertainty and anxiety of the moment. Thankfully, we belong to a greater community that cares for one another.."

"The U.S. Constitution mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790..."

"Jewish Federation of Delaware announced it has been named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, a provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits..."

Wilmington, DE – "Jewish Federation of Delaware announced it is the proud recipient of three awards in the 2019 MarCom Awards international competition recognizing outstanding creative achievement by marketing and communication professionals. Federation received Gold Award recognition in the Nonprofit Annual Report Category for its 2018-2019 Impact Report to the Community – We Grow Stronger TOGETHER, and in the Nonprofit Magazine Category for it's publication, j-VOICE Monthly. An Honorable Mention was also received in the Outdoor/Billboard Category for its We Grow Stronger TOGETHER campaign..."

November 7, 2019, Wilmington, DE – "Jewish Federation of Delaware has been named a winner in PR Daily’s 2019 Nonprofit PR Awards in the Branding category for its We Grow Stronger TOGETHER campaign.."

October 2, 2019, Wilmington, DE – Jewish Federation of Delaware has earned the highest ratings from the top three evaluators of nonprofits; a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, a Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar and a Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits. Federation is currently the only nonprofit in Delaware to earn the highest ratings from all three industry evaluators.

"August 28, 2019, Wilmington, DE – The Jewish Federation of Delaware is the proud recipient of four winning entries in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)/ Brandywine Chapter’s 2019 Fundraising and Communications Excellence (FACE) Awards."

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