Natan Sharansky receives Israel’s prestigious Genesis Prize

Former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky has been awarded Israel’s prestigious 2020 Genesis Prize for a lifetime of work promoting political and religious freedoms; JFNA is among those offering congratulations. Read more.

2 Jewish groups say new food stamp rules will ‘devastate’ the needy

UJA-Federation of New York is among the Jewish groups speaking out against new restrictions for food stamp recipients, saying they would “devastate” the poor. Read more.

JDC chooses new president following first contested election

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has elected a new board president following the first contested election for the post in the group’s history. Read more.

Federations among those selected for major study on Jewish educators


Jewish Federations are among those selected for a new research project about Jewish educators in North America. Read more.

JFNA's iRep funds report on Orthodox marriage trends

The number of Orthodox Israeli couples choosing to marry in private ceremonies outside the auspices of the Chief Rabbinate grew dramatically last year, according to a soon-to-be-published study funded by Federation's Israel Religious Expression Platform (iRep). Read more.