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  • 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 ▸

  • As Jewish Agency gets set to reform, Steinhardt and Nevzlin speak out

    The public politicking over the chairmanship of the Jewish Agency has picked up today, as the organization’s board of governors meetings get underway. The agency has been caught in the crossfire between Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, who essentially wants to appoint his political ally Natan Sharansky as its head, and U.S. Jewish philanthropists who want… More ▸

  • JAFI: Aliyah for North America is up 15 percent

    From the Jewish Agency: THE JEWISH AGENCY HOSTS OLIM FAREWELL RECEPTIONS, ESTIMATES 15% INCREASE IN ALIYAH FOR 2009 FROM NORTH AMERICA The Jewish Agency for Israel hosted Aliyah farewell receptions in New York Washington DC, Boston, and San Francisco for members of the community who will be immigrating to Israel this summer; farewell receptions will… More ▸