Over a dozen Federations are considering or implementing community studies

To study local Jewish demographics and assess social service needs, more than a dozen Federations are currently considering, planning or implementing Jewish community studies. Each study, typically a two-year endeavor, helps guide millions in Federation allocations over the following decade…

Volunteers are needed to help with Houston flood recovery efforts

Volunteers are needed to help with Houston flood recovery efforts. The region has sustained at least $45 million in damage, and neighborhoods with large Jewish populations were hit especially hard. Jewish Family Service of Houston, together with Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, is coord…

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!