Federation Impact

Holocaust Survivors Help Shore Up Funds for “Never Again” Education

As the Holocaust recedes into the past and the remaining survivors age, it is more important than ever to make sure that its lessons, and the message of Never Again, will be taught to current and future generations of children. That is the goal of the Never Again Education Act. The bill pass…

Despite Crises at Home, U.S. Jewish Charities Keep Sending Money to Israel

Some 200 Israeli foster children with emotional and physical needs are riding out the coronavirus pandemic at the Ahava Children and Youth Village in Kiryat Bialik, a suburb of Haifa. In the nearby Galilee village of Majd al-Kurum, the Arab-Jewish tech incubator Moona is developing a…

For Jews Hit Hard By the Pandemic, a New Worry — Not Having Enough Food

In early April, a Jewish couple in Pittsburgh did something they never thought they’d ever have to do: They contacted their local kosher food pantry to ask for help. Both had recently lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and were struggling to pay their bills. They…

Federations Tap Deep Experience & Networks to Respond to Pandemic-Era Needs

When the novel coronavirus began its relentless sweep through elder-care facilities in North America, Andrew Banoff, chairman of the Association of Jewish Aging Services, found himself pleading with medical suppliers and government agencies to sell the facilities enough personal protective…

For Jewish Teens Struggling Now, Jewish Groups Extend a Lifeline

Makayla Wigder, a high school senior from Houston, had been looking forward to the prom, graduation and one last summer with her friends before leaving for college. Then came the coronavirus pandemic. Now those plans appear highly unlikely to materialize. “It’s just…