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Federations and Philanthropy news update, May 29, 2015

A new study shows that nearly 90 percent of wealthy adults feel that charitable giving is an important part of their lives.

 


Meanwhile, Federations are featured in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Philadel…

UIA protects donors’ tax deductions to ensure gifts are applied as intended

United Israel Appeal protects donors’ tax deductions to ensure that gifts made by individuals in the U.S. to organizations or projects in Israel are applied as intended. This week, the UIA helped specific donors, through their Federations, rethink contributions that the IRS would not have …

Aliyah numbers are up 41% for the first quarter of 2015

Aliyah numbers from the first quarter of 2015 increased by 41% over the same period last year. According to the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics, 72 olim from Ethiopia, 2,506 from Ukraine and 1,985 from Russia have arrived in Israel so far this year with the help of the Federation-funded…

Federations respond with urgent assistance after flooding in Houston

The worst flooding in Houston in 15 years has inundated hundreds of homes in high-density Jewish neighborhoods and shut down municipal services, highways and schools. The Emergency Committee has allocated $25,000 to provide urgent assistance to the 50,000-strong Jewish community. To make a c…

Federations and Philanthropy news update, May 27, 2015

The Houston Federation acts to help those stranded by flood. Richard Sandler, the immediate past chair of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, is nominated to succeed Michael Siegal as the next chair of the JFNA Board of Trustees. JFNA and Federations across the country are leading …