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  • JDC and JAFI seek conflict resolution

    Representatives of the Jewish Agency, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and the Jewish Federations of North America met Monday at the New York offices of the JFNA in an attempt to solve their continuing struggle over how much each of the two overseas organizations should take home from the federations’ annual campaigns. The JDC… More ▸

  • A million dollar Jewish Nobel prize in the works?

    According to Ynet, Natan Sharansky and the Jewish Agency have approached Israel’s Knesset and its President, Shimon Perez, about creating a Jewish Nobel-type prize that would come with a $1 million cash award. According to Ynet, the cash would be offered up by the Genesis Philanthropy Group, the charity funded by a number of Russian… More ▸

  • 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 ▸