Jewish Federations of North America

LGBT Mission Aiming To ‘Broaden The Tent’

In Israel, JFNA participants push hot-button marriage issues, stand with country’s gay community.

06/01/2016 - 08:25
Contributing Editor

Jerusalem — Yad Vashem, Israel’s national Holocaust memorial and museum, is a mandatory stop for every mission organized by the Jewish Federations of North America, but Nazi persecution of the Jews, not persecution of gays and lesbians, is the central focus of the center.

A different stone wall: Participants in this week’s LGBT mission sponsored by JFNA visit the Western Wall. Eyal Warsavsky

Distribution Of Federal Funds For Holocaust Survivors Begins

03/03/2016 - 12:55

Washington — The Jewish federations umbrella organization disbursed $2.8 million in federal grants to assist Holocaust survivors.

Holocaust survivors attending an event at the U.S. Capitol building honoring the victims of Nazi persecution. JTA

Federations Defend Evangelical Support of Israel

11/12/2015 - 19:00

The Jewish Federations of North America distanced itself from a Jewish Democrat who said at the federation umbrella group’s annual General Assembly that some evangelical Christian Republicans support Israel in order to hasten the “End of Days.”

Matt Neuberger interviews Rosenbaum and Brooks. Courtesy of JFNA

Bibi Soothes GA Crowd; Focus On Youth Continues

Prime minister signals reset with White House; millennials want a seat at the table.

11/10/2015 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher

Washington, D.C. — The appearance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the headline of the annual General Assembly (GA) of the Jewish Federations of North America here this week. But it was what he and his Likud coalition represents to the various constituencies in his audience — rather than what he said in his 30-minute speech on Tuesday — that is the more intriguing story of this year’s conference.

Gary Rosenblatt

At Massive G.A., Tiny ‘Open Hillel’ Broadens Mission

Group pushing for inclusion of critical views on Israel plans outreach beyond the campus.

11/08/2015 - 19:00
Web Director

Washington, D.C. — The General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America drew about 3,000 people on Nov. 8 for three days of reflection, schmoozing and deal-making in a Washington, D.C. hotel.

Before Open Hillel held its protest, it held a series of panel discussions at the Washington, D.C. JCC. Gili Getz

Obama To U.S. Jews: ‘We’re Not Giving Away Anything’ To Iran

08/30/2015 - 20:00
JTA

In an address to American Jews on Friday, President Barack Obama insisted that the agreement negotiated between world powers and Iran blocks the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons without limiting the United State’s options in case of violations.

 United States Seal

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

03/03/2015 - 19:00

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.

12/01/2014 - 19:00

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

11/10/2014 - 19:00

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

11/09/2014 - 19:00

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.

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