Our Global Work

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…

A year in the life: Jewish teens in the FSU

Participants in Active Jewish Teens (AJT) — the youth initiative of Federation partner JDC — spent the year volunteering, educating themselves and others, and building new platforms to support Jews in the former Soviet Union. Read more.

Becoming a Changemaker

For Zoe Katz, being part of the inaugural Jewish Changemakers Fellowship earlier this year meant "broadening my horizons. It meant broadening my shoulders." Read more about Zoe's experience here.