FEGS Bankruptcy Under Federal Investigation

10/08/2015 - 20:00

The U.S. Attorney’s office is investigating the demise of FEGS Health & Human Services, a Jewish social service organization that filed for bankruptcy in March.

FEGS' headquarters on Hudson Street.  Michael Datikash/ JW

In FEGS’ Wake, Jewish Board Set For New Scrutiny

The fast-morphing social-service agency is the new behemoth on the block.

09/22/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Deana Beckford was caught unaware last December when she read in the newspaper that FEGS, the massive social service agency, was having financial problems.

Jewish Board CEO David Rivel at the Greenberg Manhattan West Counseling Center. Courtesy of Jewish Board

Successful Transitions At UJA-Federation

07/14/2015 - 20:00

The headlines regarding UJA-Federation’s annual campaign invariably focus on the amount of dollars raised, and how that figure compares to the previous year. This year is no exception, with the charity raising $150.8 million, an increase of $3.9 million over 2014.

One Jewish Agency Replaces Another As Largest Social Service Group In N.Y.

06/02/2015 - 20:00

Another Jewish social service agency has replaced FEGS as New York City’s largest social service group.

Former FEGS Chief Suing Bankrupt Agency For $1.2 Million

05/04/2015 - 20:00

The former chief executive of FEGS is suing the bankrupt Jewish social service agency for $1.2 million in deferred compensation.

FEGS Bankruptcy Filing Reveals Depth Of Financial Free Fall

Court documents show vast majority of agency programs losing money, CFO revolving door, ballooning overhead.

03/31/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

By the time executives of FEGS Health and Human Services system became aware last November of the massive financial crisis they were facing, a “top down analysis” by a new management team and restructuring consultants revealed that 74 percent of its more than 350 programs were losing money.

Three-quarters of FEGS' programs were losing money.

FEGS Files For Bankruptcy, Gets Debt Financing From N.Y. Federation

03/18/2015 - 20:00

FEGS, one of the country’s largest Jewish social services agencies, has filed for bankruptcy.
A month after announcing that financial problems were forcing its shutdown, FEGS Health & Human Services made the bankruptcy announcement in a news release on Wednesday.

UJA Exec Named To FEGS Probe Group

03/10/2015 - 20:00

UJA-Federation of New York CEO Eric Goldstein is among the two dozen nonprofit human services executives and other experts in the field named to a blue-ribbon commission to examine the sudden shuttering of FEGS and other nonprofit human service providers.

The Weinberg Health Related and Human Services Center in Manhattan is among several now-closed FEGS agencies. Michael Datikash

FEGS Hit With Unfair Labor Practice Suit

Meanwhile, vendors vent that agency hasn’t been paying them.

02/24/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The union representing 1,400 FEGS employees charged FEGS Health and Human Health System, UJA-Federation of New York’s major social service agency, with engaging in unfair labor practices this week following its precipitous decision to close after discovering in December a $19.4 million deficit.

Robert Schulze, president of Moveco Moving Services in Jamaica, Queens. Courtesy of Robert Schulze

UJA-Fed Agencies To Pick Up Some FEGS Programs

Transfers to JBFCS, JCCA to occur as early as April 1.

02/17/2015 - 19:00
Staff Writer

As FEGS prepares to close its doors in the wake of a major deficit, several other agencies under the UJA-Federation umbrella will be taking over some of its $250 million network of employment and guidance programs. They include the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan and the Jewish Child Care Association, with the transfer of contracts taking effect as early as April 1, The Jewish Week has learned.

FEGS’ Hudson Street headquarters.  Michael Datikash/JW
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