Jewish Federations of North America

Jewish Security Chief Named To Gov’t Advisory Panel

09/23/2013
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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

05/24/2013
Special To The Jewish Week
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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

More Jewish Aid Headed To Oklahoma

Kosher soup kitchen here partners with Iowa plant to deliver food to disaster zone; JFNA opens relief fund.

05/21/2013
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Jimmy Goldman, a business broker who lives near Houston, is recruiting a six-member team to travel to Moore, Olka., next week to volunteer their services under the auspices of  Missouri-based Convoy of Hope (convoyofhope.org).

Recruited with the help of Houston’s Jewish Family Service, they hope to distribute clothes or food, or help remove debris, Goldman says.

The huge tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., left destroyed homes and cars in its wake. Photos by Getty Images

Turning You Into We: I, Too, Have A Disability

Sometimes a leader is a person with a title and a desk at an organization. Other times they do something truly remarkable. They set an example.

Steven Rakitt

JFNA At ADVANCE: Only By Celebrating Our Diversity Will We Create Unity

Recent statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that as many as one in six may have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays. This is a daunting phenomenon, but for the Jewish community, it is also an opportunity, both in the context of Jewish values and the continuity of our faith, to welcome those who have been marginalized back into our community. We must dedicate ourselves to a continuous effort to shift our thinking to ensure we recognize, appreciate, and invite individuals with disabilities and their families into the mosaic that makes up today’s Jewish world.

William Daroff

JFNA: Autism, And Awareness Month, An Opportunity To Live Jewish Values

April is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, an opportunity for all Americans to commit to supporting people with autism spectrum disorders, ensure they are afforded opportunities to reach their full potential, and appreciate the contributions individuals on the autism spectrum make to our families, communities and society.

William Daroff

To GA Planners: Sharpen The Debates

Once a Jewish parliament for the Diaspora, the conference has narrowed its scope.

11/27/2012
Editor And Publisher

The three-day annual conference of communal leaders known as the GA (General Assembly), held in Baltimore earlier this month, turned out to be a microcosm of its parent body, the Jewish Federations of North America: an impressive collection of committed, caring professional and lay people, spread too thin and lacking in focus, and giving the impression of following rather than leading at a critical juncture in Jewish life.

Gary Rosenblatt

On Eve Of GA, Time For Federations To Wake Up

11/06/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of one of the most influential books in the history of science, Thomas Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.” In addition to describing how new ideas overtake the old, the work also coined the term “paradigm shift,” which, to Kuhn’s dismay, became a sort of over-encompassing management buzzword.

But despite its overwhelming relevance, Kuhn’s lesson hasn’t been fully internalized, and the world of Jewish communal organizations is no exception.

Andres Spokoiny

Jewish Groups Set To Fight Cuts For Charity Deductions

Community could be harmed at time of rising needs.

11/02/2012
Staff Writer

Jewish groups are preparing to fight cuts to the charitable tax deduction that both President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney have proposed to reduce the budget deficit.

Nathan Diament
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