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From Our Leadership: Making the New Holy

Rav Kook, the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Palestine, was a rigorous defender of traditional Judaism, yet broke with his contemporaries and engaged the secular chalutzim—the pioneers settling the land of Israel. He saw in them not a break in the chain but the dawn of redemption. Stories …

Survey: About 1 in 4 Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs

Amid reports of increasing anti-Semitism in Europe, Federation partners at The Jewish Agency for Israel are actively calling on world leaders to unite in a relentless fight against this dangerous trend; see responses from Austrian Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein and British Prime Minister Boris …

#GivingTuesday Looking To Break $500 Million Mark

Donations on Giving Tuesday are expected to rise 26% over the previous year, according to new estimates from a leading digital agency. Read more.

JFNA FedLab goes deep with security, engagement

For Brenda S. Schwartz, the Jewish Federations of North America FedLab represented an opportunity to learn about the impact of anti-Semitism on college campuses. The chair of the Jewish Community Board of Akron chose to attend the conference, the JFNA’s first such session. Read more.

J. David Heller gives impressions about JFNA’s FedLab

J. David Heller, board chair of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, attended FedLab, a three-day conference for the top volunteer and staff of Jewish Federations of North America. The conference, which attracted 900 people and was styled as three in-depth workshop tracks, was held from Nov. …