Federations and Philanthropy news update, June 4, 2015

One year ago, the tragic deaths of Gilad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrach evoked an outpouring of solidarity from Federations and Jewish communities throughout the world. Today their families announced the creation of Unity Day to honor their memories.


Federations JoinWorld Conference on Needs of 500,000 Holocaust Survivors

The needs of 500,000 remaining Holocaust survivors were the focus of an international conference where Federation staff joined representatives from 39 countries in Prague last week. The United States is a global leader on the issue, in part thanks to Federation support that helped to secure …

Former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird to Speak at 2015 GA

Former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird will be a featured speaker at the 2015 GA, Nov. 8-10. Throughout his decades-long career in government, Baird has been known as a staunch supporter of Israel, declaring its right to exist as “non-negotiable.” Pre-register now for the GA!

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston Assesses Post-Flood Response Needs

The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston continues to assess needs following flooding that has greatly impacted the 40,000-strong Jewish community. Federations are working with the local Jewish Family Services and NECHAMA, the national Jewish disaster response organization, to aid survivors.…

Federations and Philanthropy News Update, June 1, 2015

Federations join in mourning Rochelle Shoretz, z”l, the founder and leader of Sharsheret, a national organization that supports women with breast and ovarian cancer. A frequent guest speaker in many Federations around the country as well as at the General Assembly and TribeFest, she often …