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  • JFNA says gender not at play in heroes selection

    The JFNA just announced the finalists for its 2010 Jewish Community Heroes award, the online contest that will award $25,000 to one Jew engaged in an interesting Jewish cause. All five finalists are men: Dmitriy Salita, Jay Feinberg, Mordechai Tokarsky, Stephen Kutner and Zvi Gluck, but the JFNA says that gender did not play into the…

  • Maltz foundation gives $20 million to Cleveland symphony

    The Maltz Family Foundation of the Cleveland Jewish Federation has given $20 million to help the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra attract a younger crowd. The money will go towards establishing a $60 million endowment to give the country the orchestra the youngest audience of any symphony in the country by 2018, the orchestra’s centennial, according to…

  • JFNA announces its five Community Heroes finalists

    The Jewish Federations of North America has announced the five finalists for its 2010 Jewish Community Heroes contest. The contest solicited from the public nominations of Jews engaged in interesting Jewish projects and allowed their fans to vote for the nominees via Facebook. A panel of judges chose five finalists from the top 20 vote…

  • Community Heroes finalists announced

    The Jewish Federations of North America has announced the five finalists for its 2010 Jewish Community Heroes award.

  • Jewish Agency ratifies plan to adjust mission

    The Jewish Agency ratified the plan it passed this summer to revamp its mission at the group’s board of governors meetings in Jerusalem today. You can read the details of the plan here, which The Fundermentalist disclosed in June. The board, meeting at the Inbal Hotel, passed unanimously the plan to shift towards focusing more…

  • Federations, JCPA teaming to fight delegitimization of Israel

    The Jewish Federations of North America and the rest of the Jewish federation system have agreed to invest $6 million over the next three years to join hands with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs to form what they are calling the Israel Action Network.

  • Enrollment holds steady at community day schools

    According to a new study by RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network, enrollment at Jewish community day schools has held steady despite the recession. RAVSAK, which counts as its members 111 pluralistic, non-denominational day schools, looked at the enrollment of its schools this year vs last year and found that it decreased less than…

  • JDC teaming with UNICEF to help Haiti

    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is partnering with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to help children in Haiti as the island country recovers from last winter’s devastating earthquake.

  • JDC partners with UNICEF in Haiti

    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is partnering with U.S. Fund for UNICEF to create open spaces for children in Haiti as the island country recovers from last winter’s devastating earthquake. The JDC will give $240,000 to support UNICEF’s Child Friendly Spaces program, which builds safe and protective environments throughout Haiti for children who have…

  • The key to partnership? Sharansky

    So how exactly did Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency for Israel — two organizations with a long-running rocky relationship — manage to make common cause and work together (as I reported last week)? The philanthropist behind Nefesh explains. “It is something that took a while to happen, and not because there is any personal…