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Federations’ Israel and Overseas giving exceeds 2020 goal

In the fall of 2019, a goal was established for the Federation system of raising and allocating $72M to the Jewish Agency’s core unrestricted operations and $29M to JDC’s core unrestricted operations. Federations didn’t just meet this goal – they exceeded it. The Federation and Netw…

A moment with a teacher (op-ed)

"I was sitting on the bimah at Park Synagogue in Cleveland with our esteemed rabbi emeritus, Armond Cohen, z”l," says JFNA President & CEO Eric D. Fingerhut, "when the conversation veered into the subject of rituals in politics." Read more in a new op-ed.

Jewish leaders weigh security considerations

While emphasizing that there are presently no known credible and specific threats, Jewish security experts said in a webinar Friday that all Jewish communities need to be prepared. Read more.

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…