||United States Jewish
Federation (USJF), the new name of the United Romanian
Jews of America is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization
which was established in the U.S. in 1903 as a social
service agency to administer the needs of immigrants
The basic articles, under which the USJF was founded and
incorporated, remain part of the structure of
Today, USJF is still dedicated to
helping people obtain the necessities of life and
providing needy families with food, clothing and
USJF is primarily a volunteer organization. Its Board of
Trustees is composed of members of the community at
large. At present, the organization has 15,000 members
in the U.S. and 40,000 in Israel. USJF has several
affiliated organization to conduct its activities.
The organization's main office is located in Brooklyn,
During the Romanian Communist regime, USJF provided
financial aid, education and religious articles to many
individuals and families in Romania and Romania refugees
At present, through an affiliated organization, "Rabbi
Meyer Baal Hanes", USJF is distributing in Israel,
financial aid for needy individuals and serving the
needs of disadvantaged children and children with
learning disabilities. In the U.S., through and
affiliated organization, Zichron Shumel, USJF has a day
time program for children with learning disabilities and
evening program for gifted children the "Masmidim"
program which is well known.
We are also in the process of establishing a vocational
school to train Chasidic women in New York. Many
students can not afford to pay for the tuition or the
living expenses until they finish courses and are able
to get a job.
USJF has demonstrated a strong capacity to raise fund
and to obtain necessary community support to keep its
projects moving forward.
Many members of the organization are community leaders
and owners of various manufacturing and business
enterprises in the U.S. and other parts of the world.
The owners of several successful enterprises, including
several operated by supporters of USJF have expressed a
strong interest in the USJF project and have committed
themselves to lend their expertise to help USJF with its
For the additional information, please contact Rabbi
Benzion Deutsch as our president.