From Our Leadership

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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Making the New Holy

Rav Kook, the first Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Palestine, was a rigorous defender of traditional Judaism, yet broke with his contemporaries and engaged the secular chalutzim—the pioneers settling the land of Israel. He saw in them not a break in the chain but the dawn of redemption. Stories …

The Passing of Morton L. Mandel, z”l

Morton L. Mandel, z"l, died the morning of October 16, 2019, at the age of 98. Among the many leadership roles Mort played in the world of business, across the Jewish world and in his home community of Cleveland, he served as the President of the Council of Jewish Federations from 1978 to 19…

5780 – The Year of Jewish Unity

This Sunday evening, Jews around the world will begin the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Throughout the holiday, Jews of every conceivable background and belief – social, demographic, religious, ethnic and cultural – will hear the loud, piercing blast of the shofar. T…

The Power of Community

This past week, our nation suffered yet another series of heinous acts of hatred and violence. Rather than become desensitized to the terror of a never-ending cycle of senseless deaths, we must focus on doing what we do best: building and sustaining community that brings people together. The…

SCN Recognized as Leader by DHS, FBI

This past year, from Pittsburgh to Poway, our community has been the target of hate and violence, manifested in two violent attacks against our houses of worship, with several additional plots prevented through the work of federal, state and local law enforcement.

At the same time, through …