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Eric Fingerhut weighs in on the election and next steps for pandemic relief

While Americans anxiously awaited the outcome of the presidential election, Eric Fingerhut, CEO and president of the Jewish Federations of North America and a former U.S. representative, called on the next administration and Congress to provide additional pandemic relief to “ailing non-pro…

Houston Federation, Foundation approve $2.8 million in COVID allocations

The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and the Houston Jewish Community Foundation have approved allocations from their joint COVID-19 Emergency Appeal to 80 local and regional organizations, including $1.8 million to Jewish Family Service. Read more.

Election guide from JTA

Election Day 2020 is finally upon us, and besides the presidential election, there are hundreds of races across the country with huge implications for local and national politics. There are also several with higher stakes for the Jewish community, whether they involve key Jewish politicians …

Palm Beach Federation prasies decision to not rehire principal

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and its Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) applaud the Palm Beach County School Board’s decision, by a vote of 7-0, to rescind the rehiring of former Spanish River High School principal William Latson. The board’s action today affirms that H…

Study: U.S. Jews more likely to get coronavirus than other Americans

Researchers at the PEW Institute revealed at the annual conference of North American Jewish Federations General Assembly that American Jews are more likely to fall ill with the coronavirus. According to a study on the subject, ten percent of American Jews were found to have coronavirus antib…