Federation Impact

How Is COVID-19 Spike in Florida Affecting Jewish Community?

Since early June, Florida has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases. The Sunshine State has recorded nearly 450,000 cases, second only to California. And with well more than 6,000 deaths, the state is struggling as the school year is set to start in only four weeks. Vanessa Donaher is the head…

Fed Impact: Food Insecurity During COVID-19

On college campuses and among children and seniors, food insecurity is rising as a result of COVID-19. Watch this video and see how Federations help.

After George Floyd, Jewish Institutions Consider Own Shortcomings on Race

When the protests over the police killing of George Floyd spread throughout the United States this spring, the moment served as a wakeup call not just for the country but for American Jews. Very quickly, leading Jewish institutions realized that the issue of racial justice wasn’t just…

Fed Impact: Holocaust Education

Only one-third of states have laws mandating Holocaust education. This year, in partnership with Hadassah,Federations across North America advocated on behalf of the Never Again Education Act. In May 2020, it was signed into law. The legislation will provide funding to enhance educational …

Summer 5780 Design Sprint: A Prototype for Jewish Nonprofit Innovation

Rabbi Paul Kipnes was thinking about summer. With his team, the spiritual leader of Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas, CA, had a germ of an idea about a program for older high school students and college students whose camp counselor jobs and internships had evaporated. But summer was fast ap…