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.

Jewish Security 20 Years After 9/11

When the sun sets this evening, we will enter the holiest Shabbat of our Jewish calendar – the Sabbath between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur,  also known as Shabbat Shuva, the Sabbath of Return. 

On this Shabbat, we are intensely focused on examining our behavior and on atoning for our …

Bound Together: Rosh Hashanah 5782

by Mark Wilf


On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we add three beautiful, poetic paragraphs to our morning prayers, each of which begins with the word “uv’chein”, which roughly translates to “and so.”  In each we ask big things of G-d – to make all the world revere G-d, to bring…

Responding Urgently to the Emergency in Haiti

Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti following the devastating earthquake this weekend, which has killed hundreds of people and destroyed thousands of homes.

As a collective, Jewish Federations are responding immediately to support relief efforts through the Joint Distribution Committe…

Coming Together to Combat Antisemitism


The unsettling rise of antisemitism in our country has shaken many in our community, leaving people wondering how to fight the oldest hatred.

On Tuesday, in Washington, DC, we took concrete steps to answer that question.

250 Cabinet Members and Alumni from across 50 communities answe…

Congratulations, President-Elect Isaac Herzog

We are so proud to celebrate with Jews around the world the election of our dear friend Isaac Herzog as the 11th president of Israel.

Many of us knew the president-elect well from his distinguished career in law and politics in Israel, but it was as the Chairman of the Executive of the Jew…