Our Global Work

Endowment Committee Provide $572,000 to Multigenerational Philanthropy, CJL

The Endowment Committee allocated more than $572,000 from its unrestricted endowment to, among other things, enhance Federations’ multigenerational philanthropy program and, in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, extend Create a Jewish Legacy to Small Federations to support …

National Young Leadership Thanks Jaffe-Berkowitz, Lederfine for Leadership

National Young Leadership thanks outgoing Co-chairs Devra Jaffe-Berkowitz, from Stamford, and Darren Lederfine, from Minneapolis, for their service.

Over the past two years, they helped raise more than $1.5 million for the Annual Campaign at an average 21% gift-for-gift increase and oversaw…

Federations and Philanthropy News Update, June 8, 2015

The U.S. Senate unanimously passes a Federation-supported resolution condemning anti-Semitism in Europe. The CEO of the American Joint Jewish Distribution Committee provides an update on the situation facing the Jewish community in Ukraine.

Inaugural Israeli Investment Summit Takes Place Dec. 6-10 2015 in Tel Aviv

Inaugural Israeli Investment Summit will take place Dec. 6-10, 2015 in Tel Aviv. A collaboration between Federations and the Economic Mission of the Embassy of Israel to the U.S., the meeting will help endowment and investment professionals and lay leaders from Federations and community fou…

Justice Abella, 1st Jewish woman on Canada's Supreme Court, to speak at GA

Madam Justice Rosalie Abella, the first Jewish woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada, will be a featured speaker at the 2015 GA.


Born in a displaced persons camp in Germany, Justice Abella immigrated to Canada in 1950 and trained as a classical pianist before becoming one of her c…