Who We Are


The mission of the Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation is to foster Jewish living, social justice, and community through planning, programming, fundraising, and allocation of funds. We promote strong connections with Israel and support initiatives that meet needs of Jews and others living locally, in Israel, and around the world.

 

 

Federation is where our community comes together as one.

 

  • To make a difference for people in need.
  • To generate new approaches and solutions to the issues our community faces.
  • To nurture and celebrate Jewish life, to sustain Jewish identity and to ensure our community’s strong, vibrant future. 

 

 

  • OUR HISTORY

    Written by, Cynthia Bernstein

    The Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation was created 25 years ago; a combination of organizations from Lowell, Lawrence and Haverhill. By joining together, MVJF leaders sought a stronger more impactful effort to raise funds for people in need worldwide, in Israel, and desired services in our local community.

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    Written by, Cynthia Bernstein

    The Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation was created 25 years ago; a combination of organizations from Lowell, Lawrence and Haverhill. By joining together, MVJF leaders sought a stronger more impactful effort to raise funds for people in need worldwide, in Israel, and desired services in our local community.

    more >>

MVJF Board members (past and present) Shelly Rainen, Margi Loyer and Ann Kazer with Laurie Tishler Mindlin, Executive Director

Contact Us

Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation

P.O. Box 937

Andover, MA 01810

(978) 688-0466

info@mvjf.org

 

MVJF Board of Directors member Minda Reidy with Joe and Debi Marrow.

  • Cities and Towns in the Merrimack Valley

    Amesbury, Andover, Ayer, Billerica, Bradford, Chelmsford, Dracut, Groton, Groveland, Harvard, Haverhill, Lawrence, Littleton, Lowell, Merrimac, Methuen, North Andover, North Chelmsford, Pepperell, Shirley, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsboro, West Newbury, and Westford

    Amesbury, Andover, Ayer, Billerica, Bradford, Chelmsford, Dracut, Groton, Groveland, Harvard, Haverhill, Lawrence, Littleton, Lowell, Merrimac, Methuen, North Andover, North Chelmsford, Pepperell, Shirley, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsboro, West Newbury, and Westford

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MVJF Gala

An evening of Celebration and Friendship

  • Thanks to Michelle Soll and Sheila Brown for their years of dedication to the MVJF

  • Minda Reidy and her mother Thelma Halberstadt lead Ha Motzie

  • Chairwoman, Ann Kazer welcomes everyone

Betty Ann Landy and daughter, Rabbi Karen Landy make Kiddush at our Gala Celebration.

U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas honors founder Larry Ansin z"l and presents citation to Susan Ansin.

Margery and Norris z"l Bendetson acknowledged for their leadership in creating the MVJF.

Saul and Sarah Goldberg are thanked for their devotion to the MVJF and leadership of the annual campaign.

An award of distinction is presented to Terry and Phyllis Howard for their commitment and service.

Mazel Tov to Young Leadership Award winners Alex and Luba Katsev

Greetings from CJP Boston President, Barry Shrage

Former U.S. Congressman, Barney Frank, speaks after receiving the Tikkun Olam Award.

State Representative Barry Finegold is thanked for the citation he presented to the MVJF.