Jewish Federations of North America

N.A. Federations Fund Scholarships For Students Living Near Gaza

03/04/2015

Academic scholarships funded by the Jewish Federations of North America and individual Jewish federations were awarded to 1,300 students who live in communities near the border with Gaza.

Jewish Groups Blast Nation-State Bill

Opposition fueled by concern about possible fallout.

12/02/2014

Washington — It’s not unusual to hear U.S. Jewish groups speaking out against laws that discriminate and framing their protests as protecting Jewish interests.

Inside the Max Rayne Hand In Hand Jerusalem School, an Arab-Jewish school that was vandalized last week. Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Biden: U.S. Will ‘Not Sign A Bad Deal’ With Iran

11/11/2014

Oxon Hill, Md. – With the Nov. 24 deadline for negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program looming, Vice President Joe Biden vowed that the United States “will not sign a bad deal.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justices Talk Jewish At G.A. Opening

11/10/2014

Oxon Hill, Md. – U.S. Supreme Court justices Stephen Breyer and Elana Kagan talked about their Jewish identities at the opening plenary of the 2014 General Assembly conference of the Jewish Federations of North America.

How Close Is JFNA To Its Stated Goals?

On the eve of another G.A., questions about how the federation umbrella group is faring.

11/04/2014

Jerry Silverman recently started his second five-year term as the CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America – the first time that any chief of the federation umbrella organization has been signed to a second term.

Jerry Silverman, CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America. Flash/90

JFNA To Promote Civil Marriage

In Israel, federations walk a fine line to support religious freedom without opposing Chief Rabbinate.

05/28/2014
Editor and Publisher

The Jewish Federations of North America, or JFNA, may soon launch an effort that would include supporting groups in Israel working to limit or end Orthodox control of personal-status issues such as marriage, divorce, conversion and burial, The Jewish Week has learned.

Gary Rosenblatt

Jewish Groups Face Aggressive Cyber Threat, Warns SCN

02/27/2014

U.S. Jewish groups face “a more concerted and aggressive effort” from Internet hackers, the national community’s security arm said in an alert.

“It is imperative that all IT departments understand how to mitigate the threat and are up-to-date on the necessary technologies and processes to use in order to be proactive and prevent these incidents,” said an alert Tuesday from the Secure Community Network, an affiliate of the Jewish Federations of North America and of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

How Maor Met Eliav

12/02/2013
Jewish Week Online Columnist

He followed her to Los Angeles. She followed him to Jerusalem.

Maor and Eliav’s wedding was Israeli, American, Jewish, outdoorsy and hip. Elliot Glassenberg

At GA In Jerusalem, A Push For Pluralism

Annual federation assembly culminates in march to the Kotel.

11/13/2013
Editor and Publisher

Jerusalem — Two marches here, 10 years apart, speak to the evolving nature of the diaspora-Israel relationship.

In 2003, during the height of the second intifada, thousands came to Israel’s capital for the annual General Assembly (GA) of the North American federation movement and showed their solidarity with the Jewish state by marching through the streets of Jerusalem.

Gary Rosenblatt

Promising A New GA Approach

JFNA head says it won’t be just talk when federations meet in Israel for annual confab.

11/05/2013
JTA

This time, it’s not going to be just talking. There’s going to be listening and debating — and, eventually, action.

That’s what Jerry Silverman, CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, says will distinguish this year’s General Assembly, which is slated for Nov. 10-12 in Jerusalem, from past GA conferences.

Jerry Silverman, CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, at the 2012 General Assembly in Baltimore, Md. (JFNA) JTA
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