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.

11/03/2014 - 19:00

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.

05/27/2014 - 20:00
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

02/26/2014 - 19:00

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

12/01/2013 - 19:00
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.
11/12/2013 - 19:00
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.
11/04/2013 - 19:00
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

JFNA, Ruderman Foundation Launch Disability Employment Initiative

10/06/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The Jewish Federations of North America and the Ruderman Family Foundation will be placing young adults with disabilities in internships and fellowships at five federation offices in an effort to promote disability inclusion in the Jewish community.

Jewish Security Chief Named To Gov’t Advisory Panel

09/22/2013 - 20:00

The top security official for Jewish organizations was named to a consulting body to the Department of Homeland Security.

JFNA On The ABLE Act: Promoting Inclusion And Independence

The financial strain on individuals with disabilities and their families today is not just a matter of dollars and cents; it’s a matter of planning for tomorrow and the long-term future to ensure their independence and inclusion in their community.

William Daroff

Honoring Sen. Frank Lautenberg

05/23/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Love of country, love of Jewish community and love of Israel. Those have been driving forces for Frank Lautenberg, who is nearing the end of his career in the United States Senate, and they are the qualities that make an upcoming tribute by the Jewish community something I am proud to commemorate.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg
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