- Your Connection to the Jewish Community â€“ At Home and Around the World. Thousands of individuals and families in San Diego County turn to Federation as their connection to the Jewish community. Our donors join 155 Jewish Federations across North America to help secure a bright and lasting future for the Jewish people and provide humanitarian assistance to those in need in North America, Israel and 70 countries around the world. Federation translates Jewish values into action. Federation is dedicated to building a vibrant and inclusive local Jewish community. It is where philanthropy, volunteerism and shared commitment come together to make a difference.