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Mark Wilf is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of JFNA. He has previously served as UJC National Campaign Chair, UJA National Young Leadership Cabinet Chair, and as President of the Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey. Most recently, Mr. Wilf has chaired JFNA’s national initiative that addresses the needs of impoverished Holocaust survivors living in the United States. He is an attorney and partner in Garden Homes, a real estate development firm, and owner/president of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.
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Renewing Tradition—A Passover Message

Why is it that more Jews attend a Passover seder than any other Jewish ritual or service?

Maybe it’s because it is celebrated at home, around a table with family and friends.

Maybe it’s because questions play a central role in the seder, and everyone can ask questions.

Or maybe it’s…

Reimagining a Strong Jewish Future

Earlier this week, I was privileged to lead my first board meeting as chair of the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)—an event I was well prepared for thanks to the work of my predecessor Richard Sandler (Los Angeles). Nearly 200 Jewish leaders from across …

Pittsburgh: A Lesson in Strength and Unity

When getting up from shiva, it is traditional to literally get up and walk around the block. It serves the purpose of reentry into daily life, though still feeling the pain of loss. In a sense, it is a declaration of one’s choice of life over despair; to remain active and engaged with the …

Healing Together with #SolidarityShabbat

He was a healer, and lost his life rushing to help the wounded. She was everyone’s bubby, a mainstay of the community. They were the gentle souls who greeted everyone with a book and a smile. It is hard to summarize the magnitude of what each person meant to so many. Eleven loved ones, wre…

Let's Not Stop Caring About Each Other

Exactly two years ago, I stood beside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and opposition leader Member of Knesset Isaac Herzog, at Israel’s first celebration of American Jewish contributions to the state of Israel. A full day of events sponsored by the Ruderman Foundation and hosted…