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JFNA Mourns the Passing of Sheldon Adelson, z"l

The Jewish Federations of North America mourns the loss of Sheldon Adelson, z"l, whose profound commitment to Jewish peoplehood and the State of Israel is well known. Through his support for numerous programs, he helped an entire generation get to know Israel and he powered the effort to str…

Rising COVID needs cause Federations to dip into their endowments

As the COVID crisis deepens, Jewish Federations including UJA-Federation of New York, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Jewish United Fund of Chicago - JUF, Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and Jewish Federation…

Israel, the best post-COVID-19 tourist destination (op-ed)

Almost a year into the pandemic, Israel is readying itself to welcome back visitors, writes Israel's Minister of Tourism Orit Farkash-Hacohen. "The connection between Israel and the Jewish Diaspora is a central pillar of our national identity. Israel is, and must remain, a second home for al…

Jewish philanthropists up giving during pandemic — but prioritizing is hard

According to a recent report by the Jewish Funders Network, a majority of Jewish donors are rethinking their strategies in response to the pandemic, loosening application requirements for grants and increasingly giving unrestricted gifts that can be used for any purpose rather than for speci…

Kathy Manning brought Jews together. Can she do the same for Congress?

Kathy Manning’s goal during her years as a Jewish community leader was comity. As the first woman to chair the Jewish Federations of North America, from 2009 to 2012, Manning helmed an organization whose very mission is to get American Jews under a single roof. She founded another, Prizma…