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Professional Societies

Federation’s professional societies were founded to support and strengthen Jewish life throughout Northeastern New York by encouraging the involvement, leadership and philanthropy of its members.

  • Brandeis Baruch Society – Jewish business, financial, and legal professionals;
  • Chaim Weizmann Society– Jewish academic, government, and technology professionals;
  • Maimonides Society – Jewish medical and health professionals.


  • Network – with colleagues at several high quality events annually;
  • Recognition – in a full-page ad in The Jewish World newspaper, in all society mailings & on our website;
  • Role Model – serve as an inspiration for colleagues, friends, and the community;
  • Support Jewish life – provide for Jewish welfare, continuity, and survival.
  • Strengthen Jewish community – encourage involvement, leadership, and philanthropy on the part of its members

Why Join a Society?

Federation is at the forefront of issues facing our local community and Jewish communities worldwide. Federation, through its network of service providers, works 24/7 to touch the lives of those most in need.

In Northeastern New York, Federation distributes funds for 47 local social service, educational, and agency programs.

When Jewish communities worldwide are threatened – by war, catastrophic economic collapse, virulent anti-Semitism, or natural disasters – Federation/JDC is their lifeline for aid and recovery.

In the former Soviet Union, Federation/JDC provides food packages, hot meals, medicine, homecare, and winter relief to more than 250,000 impoverished Jewish elderly.

Federation and its partner The Jewish Agency For Israel (JAFI) fund special targeted programs in Israel to assist her most vulnerable citizens – i.e., elderly, children and youth at risk, the disabled, and Ethiopian and other struggling immigrant communities.

Around the clock and around the globe, Federation is building an inspiring and caring local Jewish community.

Full Membership levels

(Payable over the entire calendar year)

  • Brandeis Baruch Society – $500
  • Chaim Weizmann Society– $500
  • Maimonides Society – $1,000

Click here to join a society

Membership Discounts

If you are retired, employed 3 years or less, or working part-time, then a pledge of half of the membership level is the amount for eligibility. There is no separate membership fee.

Society membership is a gift to the Annual Campaign of the Jewish Federation. Gift payments are due by the end of the year and can be remitted by check, credit card, stock transfer, or online

Credit cards can be charged monthly, quarterly, or one time only. Federation accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

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