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JFNA names Eric D. Fingerhut as new president & CEO

The Jewish Federations of North America is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric D. Fingerhut, currently the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Hillel International, as JFNA’s next president and CEO. Read full announcement.

California synagogue shooting suspect to appear in court

SAN DIEGO — The 19-year-old suspect in a fatal shooting at a Southern California synagogue is scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday on federal hate crime charges. Read more.

We all own it: Reflections of a first time attendee at the JFN conference

The President of UJA-Federation of New York highlights the need for funders to focus on social service work, a hallmark of Federations. Read more.

‘I wish I didn’t have the honor,’ says Pittsburgh leader on torchlighting

Federation head Jeff Finkelstein, in Israel to memorialize the 11 victims of Tree of Life synagogue massacre, says people-to-people relationships are only way to bridge our divides. Read more.

With flags unfurled, jets overhead, & grills galore, Israel marks 71 years

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis were flocking to beaches and parks, lighting grills, waving flags and craning their necks for a glimpse of Israel’s fighter jets to mark the country’s 71th Independence Day on Thursday. Read more.