KJA builds Jewish life in Knoxville while saving Jewish lives in Israel, Europe and around the world. In Knoxville, with the exception of prayer, life cycle events, and formal Jewish education, KJA tries to be all things to all Jews. We either deliver the program or fund others who can do it better (BBYO, Hadassah, UT Judaic Studies, etc.).
We take the responsibility of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) very seriously and meet our obligations to Jews locally, through programs at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center, and abroad through our partners at Jewish Federations of North America (formerly UJC), the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). We fund many other significant organizations and projects whose ideals and goals are consistent with ours.
The KJA is that central meeting point where all members of the Jewish community can come together. A gift to the KJA campaign is an effective way to meet both personal and community goals for Tzedakah.
Our annual philanthropic fundraising campaign has faced the downward trend that parallels the American economy. Our community efforts are rebounding slowly but surely.
We have been unable to make any external allocations since our 2008 campaign. When appropriate, we have used funds from our Endowment fund to meet certain overseas obligations. We have worked hard to contain our costs within the revenue generated by our campaign and fee for services programs, mainly through the AJCC Preschool, summer camps and our summer pool/tennis program.
Gary and Tamara Sturm, 2016 Campaign Co-Chairs
See where your money goes - read our 2016 Annual Report
KJA 2015 Annual Campaign Total
335 gifts in 2015Online Campaign Donation Form
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To get started, simply complete our secure online donation form or call 855-500-RIDE (7433) to speak to a representative.
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