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Timberlake Concert Headlines New Israel Trip To Fight BDS

04/29/2014
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There are missions that take American Jews to plant trees in Israel, to visit the bomb-scarred southern town of Sderot and even to play golf in the Holy Land.

But a mission to counter the cultural boycott of Israel?

Singer-actor Justin Timberlake’s first performance in Israel later this month. Getty Images
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A Foodie Mission to Israel

JFNA to offer food-centric spring tour.

03/13/2014
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The GA in Israel:

Leaders Of Tomorrow

How do you build future Jewish leaders? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with current Taglit-Birthright Israel participants about their experiences in Israel at the JFNA GA in Israel.

JFNA Can Do Better On Disabilities

When the Jewish Federation of North America hosts the GA in Jerusalem this week, there will be one session on inclusion of Jews with disabilities. The speakers are terrific and I urge all participants to attend. But this panel discussion will be one in a long line of “too little, too slow” actions by JFNA to embrace inclusion of Jews with disabilities.

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi is president of www.RespectAbilityUSA.org andco-founder/director of the Mizrahi Family Charitable Trust.

Jewish Federations Chiefs Call For Free Jewish Preschool

10/25/2013
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The leaders of the Jewish Federations of North America are calling for free Jewish preschool for every Jewish family in America.

JFNA, Ruderman Foundation Launch Disability Employment Initiative

10/07/2013
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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

09/23/2013
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The top security official for Jewish organizations was named to a consulting body to the Department of Homeland Security.

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
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