Pushing JFNA To Open Up On Israel

11/17/2015 - 19:00

The General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America is the kind of ur-establishment event that draws the biggest names in the global Jewish community: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for one.

Open Hillel held its protest across the street from the Washington, D.C., hotel hosting the GA. Gili Getz

Obama Administration Earmarks $12M For Holocaust Survivors

10/01/2015 - 20:00

Washington — The Obama administration has awarded $12 million for assistance to Holocaust survivors.

Holocaust survivors attending an event at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., honoring the victims of Nazi persecutio

Timberlake Concert Headlines New Israel Trip To Fight BDS

04/28/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

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

A Foodie Mission to Israel

JFNA to offer food-centric spring tour.

03/12/2014 - 20:00
Food and Wine Editor

Courtesy of JFNA

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

10/24/2013 - 20:00

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

10/06/2013 - 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.

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