Jewish Agency

  • MASA backs away from controversial ad

    Following a burst of criticism, an organization founded and funded by the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Israeli government dropped a television ad warning Israelis about the dangers of assimilation in the Diaspora. More ▸

  • JDC, Jewish Agency mull more cuts

    The blog was quiet yesterday because I was working on this: NEW YORK (JTA) — The North American Jewish federation system’s overseas partners are warning of a brewing financial crisis facing the organized Jewish community in the former Soviet Union. Steven Schwager, the chief executive officer of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and Irv… More ▸

  • Sharansky speaks

    New York Jewish Week editor and publisher Gary Rosenblatt got the first lengthy interview with Natan Sharansky, since the ex-Soviet dissident was selected as the new chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Sharansky, who has turned down numerous interview requests from JTA over the past month, faces a daunting task in assuming the top… More ▸