Federation Impact

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…

Education for the 22nd Century: How World ORT Sustains Jewish Life in Rome

“Growing up as a Jew in the capital of Christianity is not an easy thing. You always feel different. But you also feel a part of something.”


For Shirel, Rome is not just history; it’s also her home. Jews have lived in the Eternal City for 21 centuries, through golden ages and ghet…