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Jewish communal institutions jump hurdles to meet social needs during corona, economic crisis
September 2, 2020
Ask nearly any Jewish nonprofit and administrators will tell a similar story: The needs are expansive, the costs of services are rising, yet they are determined to help as best they can.
Utah Jewish Federation seeks Holocaust education after student dons Hitler costume
November 6, 2019
“It’s horrible and mortifying that something like that was allowed to happen, and a child wasn’t asked to be removed from the parade,” said Jewish Federation’s executive director Alex Shapiro.
Jonathan S. Tobin
November 4, 2019
New Israel Fund’s war on Jewish life
By creating a mechanism to fund anti-Zionist groups, it is attacking not just Israel, but also a federation system vital to maintaining Jewish institutions in America.
Canadian Jews launch $10 million campaign to protect Montreal community
August 8, 2019
New security measures should be in place within the next 18 months.
May 23, 2019
Within Judaism: On being versus becoming
“You only come to the covenant of becoming if you have a strong foundation in the covenant of being,” said Rabbi Donniel Hartman.
Fundraisers by Sarsour, Islamic group allocate sums to Pittsburgh Jewish causes
November 30, 2018
Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour and CelebrateMercy raised more than $400,000 overall for Jewish causes in two fundraisers.
Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre
Herzog flies to Pittsburgh to mourn, Jewish Agency sends trauma counselors
November 1, 2018
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 ... ”
October 24, 2018
‘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.
October 23, 2018
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.
October 23, 2018
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
October 18, 2018
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
August 24, 2018
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
May 15, 2018
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
April 10, 2018
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
April 5, 2018
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.