Advocates work to ensure next COVID bill helps Holocaust survivors, schools

As legislators begin to move forward with a plan for the next COVID-19 relief bill, organizations who have been actively lobbying for new legislation are busy behind the scenes trying to shape the actual proposal. In addition to signing onto a letter spearheaded by the National Council of …

COVID transplants present fresh opportunities for Florida’s Federations

With each winter comes more traffic, slower drivers and less space to place a lounge chair at a crowded beach – signs that indicate to Floridians that the snowbirds have arrived. Florida welcomes close to 1 million “snowbirds” – seasonal residents who spend more than a month in the s…

Federations’ Israel and Overseas giving exceeds 2020 goal

In the fall of 2019, a goal was established for the Federation system of raising and allocating $72M to the Jewish Agency’s core unrestricted operations and $29M to JDC’s core unrestricted operations. Federations didn’t just meet this goal – they exceeded it. The Federation and Netw…

A moment with a teacher (op-ed)

"I was sitting on the bimah at Park Synagogue in Cleveland with our esteemed rabbi emeritus, Armond Cohen, z”l," says JFNA President & CEO Eric D. Fingerhut, "when the conversation veered into the subject of rituals in politics." Read more in a new op-ed.

Jewish leaders weigh security considerations

While emphasizing that there are presently no known credible and specific threats, Jewish security experts said in a webinar Friday that all Jewish communities need to be prepared. Read more.