We Are Federation

Through Federation, you can touch and support your community.



The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee strives to build a strong community and better life for Jews at home, in Israel and throughout the world.


Through Federation, you can touch and support your community and join the group of men and women who are passionate about their work and compassionate to those in need. We are steeped in our traditions and unrelenting in our pursuit of progress. We are proud of our culture and welcoming of all people. We are committed to and supportive of our beautiful community.


Now you have the power to ensure that the community will continue to grow and thrive for years to come! With your generous support, we are able to feed hungry Jewish families both locally and abroad. We send Jewish children to overnight camps where they enhance their connection to Judaism. Teenagers will bear witness to the atrocities of the Holocaust on the March of the Living mission and, typically for their first time, our Bob Malkin Young Ambassadors will experience the wonders of Israel.


Our vision would not be complete without Jewish culture. The Federation provides successful ongoing local events like The Jewish Film Festival, as well as special engagements, such as television news reporter Campbell Brown or hit reggae artist Matisyahu.


Our partnerships with community organizations, including Sarasota Orchestra, Youth Experiencing Art (YEA), The Sarasota Ballet, West Coast Black Theater Troupe, and more, provide Jewish cultural arts programming throughout the general community

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Our Location

Klingenstein Jewish Center, 580 McIntosh Rd, Sarasota, FL 34232

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