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Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre
Herzog flies to Pittsburgh to mourn, Jewish Agency sends trauma counselors
In partnership with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in coordination with Federation, the Jewish Agency engaged with the Israel Trauma Coalition to dispatch a mission of five post-trauma and grief specialists from Israel right following the Oct. 27 shooting.
“We need to talk ... ”
‘We need to talk’ about the role of non-Orthodox movements
Because Israelis don’t need the non-Orthodox movements to maintain a Jewish identity, they often fail to understand why these movements are genuinely important for American Jews. And because American Jews do need those movements, they often fail to understand why many Israelis dismiss them as unimportant.
A call to American Jewish leaders
In the past, mainstream Jewish organizations strove to be nonpartisan. But no longer, with the majority of the non-Orthodox strongly opposed to their president.
The GA leadership is talking to the wrong people
Speaking to Israelis is nice, but that’s not what will help bridge the divide between U.S. and Israeli Jewry. Establishing strong Jewish pride in U.S. Jewry is a much more critical step to help bridge that divide.
Zahava Englard Shapiro
Jewish Federation of North America, it’s time to listen
Can it be that the Federation’s “we need to talk” mission dreads actually talking, and is simply interested in pushing its agenda?
Longtime Boston Federation president Barry Shrage looks back, forges ahead
Carin M. Smilk
A veritable encyclopedia of Jewish history and events, he’s had his hands—and those of his organization—dug deep into nearly every major issue in contemporary Jewish life.
Billionaire Mark Wilf tapped to head Jewish Federations of North America
The real estate developer and Minnesota Vikings football-team owner has been named incoming chair of the Jewish Federations of North America.
The new face of Jewish philanthropy is innovative, younger and decidedly more female
The goal, however, remains the same: to meet human needs, both in traditional ways and in smaller-scale methods that target specific passions by modern-day donors.
Jewish Federations of North America
Houston, we’ve got your back!
Six months after Hurricane Harvey, the post-traumatic stress in this community runs rampant. Parents are trying to hold it together as they decide whether to rebuild or relocate.
‘Justice, justice you shall pursue:’ Advocate for people with disabilities this month
February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month, a time when we encourage dialogue, discussion and action in our Jewish communities around how to create more inclusive and accepting spaces for people living with disabilities.