Jewish National Fund

JNF Award To Charles Stanley Angers Jews Who Support LGBT Rights

04/07/2015 - 20:00

Decrying Atlanta pastor Charles Stanley’s “sordid history of virulent homophobic statements and actions,” a gay Jewish group is protesting the Jewish National Fund for plans to bestow a high honor on Stanley, senior pastor of First Baptist Atlanta and a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Oy Vey, $end Money

If you're like me, you've been closely following the latest fighting between Israel and Hamas, and trying to dig out from under a flood of urgent appeals -- phone, snail mail and email -- from Jewish groups urging you to "show your support" for Israel.

How to show support? Send money, of course.

Some are soliciting for Israel Emergency Funds, as in prior crises, but most are collecting for their own coffers.

New Initiative Would Encourage European Jews To Make Aliyah

06/09/2014 - 20:00

JERUSALEM — A new aliyah agency tasked with persuading European Jews to move to Israel is under consideration.


Hillel Is Not The Place For Anti-Israel Discussion

03/25/2014 - 20:00

Rabbi Sidney Schwarz, a senior fellow of the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (CLAL), and author of Jewish Megatrends: Charting the Course of the American Jewish Future (2013), is someone I deeply respect. However, his latest Opinion essay (“Limiting Debate on Israel Will Only Hurt Us,” The Jewish Week, Feb. 4) is a perspective that, if acted upon, has the potential to actually hurt our community.

Opening Acts That Are Funny -- Not In A Good Way

Did a show the other night in Cherry Hill, N.J., for Jewish National Fund. No solicitation of funds before or after the performance. Just a heavy reminder that if people don’t contribute, the State of Israel will cease to exist. This is what’s known in the Jewish world as a “soft sell.”

Joel Chasnoff

People and Places


Based on Israel’s United Hatzalah Model, Volunteers to Begin First Training Session on July 30.

Protesters Disrupt JNF Conference

10/10/2010 - 20:00

NEW YORK (JTA) -- More than a dozen anti-Israel protesters disrupted a presentation at the Jewish National Fund's conference in Atlanta.

Ken Stein, the director of the Institute for the Study of Modern Israel of Emory University in Atlanta, was speaking on presenting the Jewish and Zionist side of Israel's history at a plenary session at the Intercontinental Hotel when about 15 people entered the room shouting, according to a member of the audience.

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