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Enriching Jewish Life

THE FOUNDATION MAINTAINS A CONTINUAL RELATIONSHIP

with congregations, agencies, and religious schools in Monroe and Ontario Counties and continues in its general commitment to the enhancement of Jewish life in the area. Our programs are designed to strengthen our Jewish identity—not only as a community, but also globally and as individuals.

Support for Local Jewish Programs


The Max and Marian Farash Foundation is committed to improving the quality of Jewish Life in Monroe and Ontario counties through investments in Jewish education, leadership development, arts and culture, synagogue life, Jewish agencies, summer camping, and Israel teen travel.

The Foundation also puts emphasis on programs of social importance in Israel and elsewhere in the world, which mirrors the work the Foundation does in impoverished neighborhoods in the Rochester area, all with a commitment to fulfill the imperative of ‘tikkun olam”, repairing the world.

Since 2011, the Foundation has significantly enhanced the cohesiveness of the Rochester Jewish community and has invested more than $30 million in a vision to make Rochester a great city for Jewish life.

Israel travel and study assistance program for teens

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Overnight summer camp for Jewish children and teens

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Inspiring Jewish community leaders

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A fellowship fund for the advancement of Jewish humanities and culture

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Israel and International Support

The Foundation supports select programs internationally and in Israel as determined by the Board of Trustees.
(Please note: No external requests for international funding will be considered.)

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