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  • Free alternative to day schools?

    Free alternative to day schools? As day schools have become an overly expensive option for some in the Orthodox world, an Israeli program that has offered Diaspora Jews free high school education in Israel is beefing up its outreach to Orthodox Jews and pitching itself as a free alternative. Na’ale is recruiting current high school freshmen… More ▸

  • On Jewish identity

    In his column in this week’s New York Jewish Week, Gary Rosenblatt weighs in on the recent stress between the Jewish Federations of North America and the two overseas partners of the Jewish federation system, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Agency for Israel. The background: The two overseas partners are perturbed by the declining dollars… More ▸

  • JDC mulls fund-raising changes

    A policy committee at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has issued a slew of recommendations for revamping how it raises money — many of which could significantly impact the network of local Jewish federations. More ▸

  • Committee approves Jewish Agency move to refocus on Jewish identity

    A strategic planning committee for the Jewish Agency officially approved Natan Sharansky’s plan to refocus the organization’s mission toward Jewish identity. Sharansky presented his plan to a 28-member planning committee Wednesday night at the UJA-Federation of New York. He will now flesh out the plan and bring it officially to the Jewish Agency’s next board… More ▸

  • Shakeup at top of Jewish Agency continues

    The Jewish Agency for Israel has continued a rearrangement of the organization’s top professionals, as it announced Monday that Alan Hoffman would take over as its director general. Hoffman will take over JAFI’s second in command for Moshe Vigdor, who announced in December that he was resigning to become the director-general of Israel’s Council for Higher… More ▸

  • In the year 2030, a report by JPPPI

    The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute in Jerusalem today released its paper “2030: Alternative Futures for the Jewish People.” I am now trying to read through the 120 page document, which explores four alternate realities that could befall the Jewish people in 20 years, ranging from real good to catastrophic. For a general sense of… More ▸