Federation Impact

The Light You Add

This year has brought a lot of darkness, uncertainty and suffering. But what if we took a minute to remind our communities of the light each one of us adds into the world? This Chanukah, see how your support of Federation brightens the lives of so many at home and around the world.

 

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Knesset Members Propose Giving Diaspora Jews Formal Role in Israeli Affairs

How much of a say, if any, should Diaspora Jews have in Israeli affairs?

This perennial question, debated often in op-eds and speeches, as well as at Jewish conferences, always has been somewhat ephemeral.

But proposed Knesset legislation that would give Diaspora Jewish leaders a formal ro…

Today is Opening Day: JFNA Annual Gathering Will Be Largest in History

Today marks the opening day of The Jewish Federation of North America’s (JFNA) annual event – the General Assembly (GA) – which will be held entirely online for the first time. Organizers marvel that the virtual forum has allowed more people to access the program. More than 10,000 peop…

Help for the 20K Jewish Communal Professionals Laid Off During Pandemic

“Blindsided.” That’s how Melissa Engelberg felt after being laid off in April due to COVID-19 cutbacks. “I was shocked, I was sad and I was worried,” said Engelberg, who lost her job as director of grants and programs at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.…

Jewish Changemakers: Engaging and Empowering the Next Generation of Leaders

Sophie Cardin, a college student from Denver, was hoping to get an internship at a civil rights law firm. Max Winer, a recent college graduate from Fresno, had planned to work at an overnight camp as a recording studio engineer and song leader. Ariana Roman, who’s about to start a…