Jewish organizations

Cultivating Jewish-Latino Relations

06/01/2006 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Seeds of Change, an award-winning cross-cultural program for Jewish and Hispanic youth, will be a model for the newly created Latino Jewish Council of Long Island as it seeks to strengthen Jewish-Latino relations in at least three Long Island communities, the group announced last week.

New Partnerships For The Needy

04/27/2000 - 20:00
Staff Writer
In the belief that there is an "untapped potential" in terms of synagogue volunteers who wish to help the Jewish poor in their communities but don't know how to start, UJA-Federation is encouraging its agencies to team up with synagogue volunteers. It recently awarded $750,000 to facilitate eight such partnerships.

Building A Better Future

01/20/2000 - 19:00
Staff Writer
The Jewish Communal Fund, which has consistently been the largest single contributor to UJA-Federation, broadened the scope of its support last year with gifts to UJA-Federation's fund that supports building projects. Noting that JCF donations in the past have been used for UJA-Federation's general operating budget, JCF's endowment committee decided also to "help the network of services to the Jewish and general community by targeting specific projects," according to Lynn Kroll, JCF's endowment committee chair.

UJC Scraps 'Innovative' Trust

01/16/2003 - 19:00
Staff Writer
When it was created more than three years ago, the Trust for Jewish Philanthropy was seen as an innovative endeavor designed to channel significant dollars and creative ideas from some of the largest Jewish foundations into the Jewish federation network. But after achieving only limited success, its end was announced this week, a victim of economic hard times. The announcement, made in the form of a press release Tuesday evening by its parent organization, the United Jewish Communities, came as a surprise to many.

World Jewish Peace Corps Near

07/13/2000 - 20:00
Staff Writer
The Peace Corps, a shining example of President Kennedy's New Frontier that was introduced in 1961, is about to be emulated by the Jewish community. A worldwide recruitment drive for Jews ages 21 to 35 is slated to begin in November, with a pilot group of 50 volunteers expected to spend three months in Israel next summer, and then a year in two needy countries beginning in September 2001, The Jewish Week has learned. The volunteers could be expected to do everything from providing disaster relief to working on social and welfare issues, according to program organizers.

Shoah Funding Split To Get Fresh Scrutiny

03/06/2003 - 19:00
Staff Writer
Faced with a growing chorus of criticism from across the Jewish community and heart-wrenching news stories of survivors unable to pay medical bills, the organization that handles the allocation of Holocaust restitution funds is to re-examine its disbursement policy at its July board meeting here.

Braille Prayer Book Flap

10/23/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
The chairman of an organization of blind Jews contends that the major publisher of Jewish religious material for the blind and visually impaired has de-emphasized the publication of Braille prayer books. Harold Snider said the publisher has neglected the religious material in favor of large print books for recreational reading already available through the Library of Congress. Snider heads the National Federation of the Blind in Judaism, which he says has 50 members.

Meeting On Insurance Rates Set

08/22/2002 - 20:00
Staff Writer
In response to concerns that the Jewish community may be paying higher insurance premiums because of terrorist threats against it, state insurance regulators have called for a meeting of insurance company officials and Jewish leaders to discuss the issue Sept. 4. New York State Superintendent of Insurance Gregory V. Serio requested the meeting after Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, raised concerns in letters to the White House and congressional leaders.

JNF Land Swap Raises Questions

06/30/2005 - 20:00
Staff Writers
To avoid having to lease its land to Israeli Arabs in violation of its covenant, the Jewish National Fund has agreed to sever ties with the government and swap half its land in developed areas with barren government land in the Galilee and the Negev, The Jewish Week has learned. As a private organization, JNF would be free to continue its Jews-only land policy as it seeks to settle 250,000 Jews in the Negev in the next five to 10 years and 100,000 Jews in existing Jewish communities in the Galilee, according to fund officials.

UJA-Fed. Prepared To Tap Reserves

10/07/2008 - 20:00
Staff Writer
As a global recession looked increasingly likely this week, officials at UJA-Federation of New York said they were prepared to dip into their reserves to help sustain vital services here for those in need. “The reserves will be available during acute crises, whether to rescue Jews globally or to assure that those in our community can live in dignity,” said John Ruskay, the organization’s executive vice president and CEO.
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