Our Global Work

Columbia U college votes down resolution to gauge student support for BDS

A student council at a Columbia University college voted down holding a referendum to determine student support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel. Read more.

World ORT, 140 years young, looks to the future

Federation partner World ORT, the global education network driven by Jewish values and founded in 1880, is looking trim, youthful and vigorous. This impression is personified by its energetic director-general and CEO, Avi Ganon, 47, who was appointed to the position in September 2017, after …

National Young Leadership Cabinet members attend Civil Rights mission

Members of Federation’s National Young Leadership Cabinet reflect on a recent mission to explore the origins of the civil rights movement. Read more.

Jewish Agency to help its gay employees pay for surrogate services overseas

The Jewish Agency for Israel became the first Israeli public institution to grant loans to its employees to pay for surrogacy services abroad. Read more.

MIM in Israel breaks down stereotypes, builds bridges

The Jewish Agency for Israel partners with the Jewish Federation of Richmond in a celebration of ballet and community building as part of its Partnership2Gether program. Read more.