- The Jewish Federation of Washtenaw County is your connection to strengthening Jewish life and Jewish lives in every corner of the world. At the center of one of the most diverse, welcoming Jewish communities in America, the Federation is driven by its mandate to "foster Jewish life through the spirit of tzedakah (righteousness) and tikkun olam (social justice)." Federation initiates, coordinates, and supports activities here at home and around the world that strengthen Jewish life. Our Annual Campaign disburses more than $1.2 million to a dozen agencies and programs in Washtenaw County; our overseas partners serve Jews in 60 other countries including Israel. Russian immigrants, religious school teachers, pre-schoolers, the hungry, the needy...no Jew in need escapes the long arm of the Jewish Federation.