UJA-Federation of New York

Moishe House Hitting Big Apple

First foray into New York City for community-building project.

10/12/2011
Associate Editor

Moses (or Moishe, if you prefer) is poised to step foot in the Promised Land — of diaspora Judaism, that is.

Moishe House, the fast-growing outreach/community-building initiative for Jews in their 20s, is coming to New York.

Moishe Housers in Baltimore. New York locations not yet nailed down.

UJA-Federation Campaign Holds Steady

Up less than 1 percent in ‘challenging environment’; some donors ‘can no longer give.’

07/12/2011
Staff Writer

Despite the lingering economic difficulties, the UJA-Federation of New York raised a total of $188 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30. This figure, which includes revenue from a variety of sources, represents a $7 million increase from the amount raised in 2010.

But the recession is still taking a toll on the federation’s Annual Campaign, which has remained largely flat during the past three years. In 2011, the annual campaign that ended June 30 brought in $137 million, up $1 million (less than 1 percent) from the previous year.

UJA-Fed. Braces As Proposed State Cuts Hit Three-Year High

02/08/2011
Assistant Managing Editor

Drastic cuts to reduce the state's $10 billion budget deficit proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo may cause agencies under the UJA-Federation umbrella to lose as much this year as they have in the past three years combined.

In what the federation calls a "gigantic challenge," agencies providing immigrant services, employment, child care programs will lose about $30 million in revenue and an additional $30 million in foregone funds, such as cost of living increases -- roughly the amount of funding that has been decreased since 2008.

Gov. Cuomo’s budget ax seen hitting the Jewish community hard.

Birth Announcement For Kveller

 A week and a half ago I mentioned here that Kveller, a new Jewish parenting website was due to arrive this fall.

Well, I am pleased to see that it seems to have emerged from the womb sometime last week. While I am not privy to the labor-and-delivery details (Ob-gyn or midwife? Natural or C-section?), from what I can see the newborn is attractive and in good health — and, with hundreds of articles and listings, already has a lot to say.

Answering The ‘Nuremberg’ Call

For Sandra Schulberg, a sense of obligation surrounded her restoration of her father’s film of the historic Nazi trial.

09/21/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

The road from Auschwitz to Nuremberg is a twisting, uncertain one. Some of the Nazis who walked it did so in shackles, much deserved. For others, it was a liberation in the most profound sense. Ernest Michel was one of those lucky few.

A cameraman films during the Nuremberg Trials.

Heroes, Outreach And Other News From Fooderation (er, Federation -- Got Fasting on The Brain)

My friend Ed Case of Interfaithfamily.com is becoming Mr. Jewish Federation!

In November, he’s on the roster of speakers at the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly in New Orleans, appearing in a panel entitled “Can We Encourage In-Marriage and Welcome Interfaith Families?” He’ll be debating none other than Steven “Intermarriage=Single Greatest Threat” M. Cohen: I’m hoping they live stream or at least videotape this exchange, in which case I’ll of course embed it here, if I can figure out how!

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