Federation Impact

Soviet Jewry, 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago, our community came together as one tremendous force to create monumental change. On a cold winter day in 1987, 250,000 of us marched on Washington to free Jews trapped in the Soviet Union. The Genesis Philanthropy Group presents this new view of our collective story — o…

Safety Net for Flooded Holocaust Survivors: When Cherished Photos are Lost

Shawn Golan’s 80-year-old grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, was stranded on the island in her kitchen while the floodwater rose all around her. For nearly six hours, strong currents on the streets around her house made it impossible for rescuers to reach her.

“I would have put on my wa…

Shattering a Deadly Taboo in Bosnia

Growing up in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nela Hasic never heard the words “breast” and cancer” together. It just wasn’t discussed

 

But she saw the terrible effects of hiding the disease. The lack of health education in schools. The taboos surrounding women’s health issues.

 

From Our Leadership: Harvey is Our Call to Reflection and Action

The Hebrew month of Elul marks a period of deep introspection leading up to the High Holidays known as cheshbon hanefesh, an “accounting of one’s soul” and actions during the previous year. It is not meant to be merely an intellectual exercise; positive, corrective action is required …

How Do You Say Summer Camp in Greek?

Research has shown that summer camp increases Jewish engagement and pride later in life. In Greece, the success of a Federation-supported summer camp is vital to the continued existence of one of the oldest Jewish communities on earth. See how Greek Jewry is investing in its future by rais…