Philadelphia, PA • Since 1819

FHBS Announces New Funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

The Female Hebrew Benevolent Society of Greater Philadelphia is proud to be receiving $60,775 from the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Maimonides Fund for Health and Human Service Relief. In just six short weeks, the Jewish Federation raised $1 million that was matched with $500,000 from the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) – making a total impact of $1.4 million going out into our community to serve the most vulnerable members of the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. All of the money raised was granted to 13 local organizations and agencies, including the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society.

Holly Nelson, Chair of Jewish Federation’s Emergency Response Committee shared, “We are truly grateful for the generosity of the Maimonides Fund donors who stepped up to ensure that individuals of all ages who have been deeply affected by the pandemic are receiving the assistance they need. The Jewish Federation is committed to supporting our entire community. The success of this Fund and the larger Jewish Federation COVID Emergency Fund, is a testament to the power of our collective.”

Money granted through the Maimonides Fund will provide countless essential services to the vulnerable individuals that the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society serves. The funds will be allocated towards costs associated with providing immediate aid to clients facing financial crisis, especially medical expenses, utilities, and rent/mortgage payments.