Abq Jewish Organizations

Albuquerque's got all the Jewish organizations & institutions you'd expect, plus a few you'll only find here. 

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Anti-Defamation League - Mountain States Region

Denver, Colorado       (505) 823-2712       (303) 830-7177       denver.adl.org

In September 2017, the Anti-Defamation League welcomed New Mexico back into the Mountain States Region. The region now includes Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. New Mexico has been a standalone ADL region since 1989; before that, it was part of the Mountain States Region, based in Denver.

The Mountain States ADL staff is poised to deliver many different types of educational programs to New Mexico schools, law enforcement and religious institutions. In addition, ADL will continue to provide effective responses to incidents of anti-Semitism and hate that may arise anywhere in the region.

Chevre Kaddisha

Contact:  Abq Jew  (505) 750-2465

Members of the Chevre Kaddisha perform the mitzvah of traditional, ritual preparation for burial, known as tahara (purification), free of charge for any member of the Jewish community. Chevre members prepare, wash, and dress deceased Jewish people in burial garments in preparation for burial, acccording to traditional Jewish practices.

Hadassah of Greater Albuquerque 

Contact: Doris Taylor       (505) 867-5043       http://po.st/rsiyLf

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer women's organization whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society.  Founded in 1912, Hadassah retains the passion and timeless values of its founder, Henrietta Szold, Jewish scholar and activist, who was dedicated to Judaism, Zionism, and the American ideal.

Hillel @ University of New Mexico

Aaron David Bram Hillel House 1701 Sigma Chi Rd NE  Albuquerque, NM 87106  (505) 242-1127  www.unmhillel.org

Hillel at UNM offers a variety of activities for Jewish students, faculty, and staff, including: Shabbat evening candle lightings and vegetarian meals; holiday observances; social functions; retreats; Hebrew, Bible, and special topics courses; lectures and cultural events; community service opportunities; travel; and public service opportunities. Dr Sara Koplik, Director.

Lobos for Israel is the brand-new, official, pro-Israel student group at the University of New Mexico. Lobos for Israel promotes peace in the Middle East by standing in solidarity with Israel, America's long time ally and only democratic nation in the region. In order to provide the UNM community with a better understanding of the nation of Israel – its people, policies, and culture - Lobos for Israel hosts educational and cultural events, and provides a safe environment for supporters of Israel on campus.

Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico

616 Central Ave SW       Albuquerque, NM 87102       (505) 247-0606       www.nmholocaustmuseum.org

The Museum's purpose is to educate people about the Holocaust as well as teach about other genocides and forms of bullying that have affected people around the world. The Museum is not limited to one religion, culture, geographic area, or time. The Holocaust and Intolerance Museum of New Mexico is an educational facility where more than 2000 students from middle schools and high schools throughout New Mexico visit annually. 

Jewish Care Program of Albuquerque

5520 Wyoming Blvd NE       Albuquerque, NM 87109       (505) 348-4451

The Jewish Care Program of Albuquerque, an initiative of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque funded by the Jewish Federation of New Mexico, has been launched to provide community members, at all stages of life, assistance meeting emotional and social needs.

The Jewish Care Program provides support in these areas – Emergency Assistance; Resource and Referral; Support Groups; Visits to Jewish Seniors Living in Facilities; Holocaust Survivor Care; and Senior Adults - Wonderful Wednesdays.

Jewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Albuquerque 

5520 Wyoming Blvd NE       Albuquerque, NM 87109       (505) 332-0565       www.jccabq.org

The Ronald Gardenswartz Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque (the "J") is at the heart of Jewish Abq.  Some Abq Jewish organizations have their offices inside the JCC; others are located outside the JCC.

Jewish Community Chorus

5520 Wyoming Blvd NE       Albuquerque, NM 87109       (520)  404-1988

Directed by Roberta Stein. We will be singing liturgical pieces, Israeli folk songs, songs in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, English, and more. No need to know how to read music or be a great singer. Open to anyone who enjoys singing with others and can commit to regular practice.  New members ... please contact Dina Afek (520) 404-1988 for more information.  

Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico 

5520 Wyoming Blvd NE       Albuquerque, NM 87109       (505) 348-4472       www.jcfnm.org

The Jewish Community Foundation of New Mexico's mission is to build and perpetuate support for a vibrant, caring Jewish community through partnerships with donors and organizations. 

Jewish Federation of New Mexico

5520 Wyoming Blvd NE       Albuquerque, NM 87109       (505) 821-3214       www.jewishnewmexico.org

The Jewish Federation of New Mexico partners with Jewish organizations to meet the needs of Jews in New Mexico, Israel and worldwide through leadership, philanthropy, education, and social action.  The Jewish Federation is committed to seeing Jewish life thrive.

Military Religious Freedom Foundation

13170-B Central Avenue SE Suite 255  Albuquerque, NM 87123  (800) 736-5109   www.militaryreligiousfreedom.org

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation is dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

MRFF is not a strictly Jewish organization. Rather, MRFF adheres strongly to the principle that religious faith is a deeply personal matter, and that no American has the right to question another American’s beliefs as long as they do not unwontedly intrude on the public space or the privacy or safety of another individual.

New Mexico Israel Alliance

P.O. Box 104       Belen, NM 87002       (505) 990-2833     www.facebook.com/NMIsraelAlliance

The New Mexico Israel Alliance began in 2008 as a group of friends who were distressed by large, public anti-Israel demonstrations in Albuquerque and the lack of public response by Jewish or Christian organizations in the area. From 2010-2011 the group formed the New Mexico chapter of the Zionist Organization of America. In 2012 the group formed a completely independent group, renamed the New Mexico Israel Alliance.

New Mexico Jewish Historical Society

5520 Wyoming Blvd NE       Albuquerque, NM 87109       (505) 348-4471       www.nmjhs.org

The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society was formed in 1985 to tell the stories of the many Jewish groups that came and stayed and helped make New Mexico a remarkable place. The Society sponsors ongoing research, presents lectures, holds conferences, shows films, gives genealogy workshops, maintains archives, sells booklets about the history of pioneer Jewish families, and publishes a quarterly newsletter, Legacy.

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