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  • UJC: Jewish groups to get $9 million in Homeland Security money

    The United Jewish Communities is applauding the release of $15 million in Homeland security money that will go to 227 nonprofits to shore up their security. The federation system’s umbrella organization estimates that some $9 million of that money will go to Jewish institutions. Since the this program started in 2005, more then $80 million… More ▸

  • No new UJC head yet…

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  • Forward: Few CEOs of Jewish organizations took salary cuts when laying off staff [UPDATED]

    The Forward’s Anthony Weiss has an excellent story this week about salaries of executives at major Jewish organizations.As the nonprofit world contracts, and organizations everywhere slash payroll through layoffs, the Forward asked who among the professional elite of the Jewish world took pay cuts as they laid off lower level employees. For the full list… More ▸

  • UJC to change its name

    The United Jewish Communities, the umbrella organization of the North American Jewish federation system, will be getting a new name some time this fall. The UJC, which for the past year has been in the midst of a million-dollar-plus marketing research initiative, has come to the conclusion that its name is just not working, as… More ▸

  • Pittsburgh federation taps first Lubavitch chairman

    The United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh has tapped a Lubavitcher to be its new chairman, reports the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle: slideshow  William C. “Billy” Rudolph is making some history. His recent election to be the next chairman of the United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh makes him the first Lubavitch Jew to hold that position, and,… More ▸