You may know JCAL as the local Jewish organization that supports the entire Lancaster Jewish community. JCAL is also affiliated with JFNA, the Jewish Federations of North America and is part of the worldwide Jewish Federations system. Jewish Federations, through their partner agencies the JDC (Joint Distribution Committee), World ORT, and JAFI (Jewish Agency for Israel), take care of Jewish communities all over the world, day in and day out. Learn more about the response to the crisis in Ukraine here.
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The mission of the Jewish Community Alliance of Lancaster (JCAL) is to enhance and promote Jewish life, identity, and continuity locally, in Israel and throughout the world; and to generate the financial resources to develop, provide and support diverse programs, education and services in order to accomplish these goals for our entire community.