Federations and Philanthropy News Update, October 16, 2015

Federations across the country will participate in missions to Israel throughout the coming weeks and months to show support and solidarity at this difficult time. Federations will host their annual General Assembly (GA) in Washington, D.C. November 8-10, 2015.

Briefing from Jerusalem's Mayor

Following weeks of escalating violence in Israel, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat briefed Federations today on the situation on the ground and on what his administration is doing to bolster security. Listen here.


The latest in Jewish education at the 2015 GA

GA15 Breakouts: Latest trends in Jewish education are among the nearly 30 sessions featuring expert speakers. From Jewish Montessori schools to Hebrew charter options and more, hear 4 TED-style talks on how new and creative programs are engaging the youngest Jews. See the full program and re…

Federations and Philanthropy News Update, October 14, 2015

JFNA 2015 GA speaker and Stanford University student Molly Horwitz stands by her stance on Israel despite recent media fervor.  A recent gift of $3 million to American Friends of Tel Aviv University will fund scholarships to minority students.

JFNA Statement on Recent Violence in Israel

As violence continues to escalate in Israel, The Jewish Federations of North America remain deeply dismayed. We pray that calm will be restored as quickly as possible. 

“We are stunned and deeply troubled by the recent terrorist attacks in Israel which have continued to escalate since an…