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  • Jewish Agency scraps plans to hold board meetings in Russia

     The Jewish Agency just announced that it has scrapped plans to hold its upcoming Board of Governors meetings in St. Petersburg, Russia. Instead they will be held in Jerusalem. Here is the press release: The Jewish Agency Board of Governors meetings to be held in Jerusalem and not St. Petersburg as originally planned  The Chairman… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency reconsidering North America strategy

    A media advisory went out last week announcing that the CEO of the Jewish Agency for Israel North America, Maxyne Finkelstein, has told agency officials that she would leave her position when her current contract expires in July. As the CEO of the agency’s North American office, Finkelstein was in charge of North American fund… More ▸

  • Shas joins WZO: What does it mean for Jewish Agency?

    Shas last week became the first fervently Orthodox, or haredi, group to join the World Zionist Organization. And thus far the Israeli media has focused on the positive, homing in on the idea that Shas — an Israeli political party and religious movement with strong support among Moroccans and other Mizrahi Jews in Israel —… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency second in command to resign

    The director general of the Jewish Agency will step down to take a position with Israel’s ministry of education. Moshe Vigdor, who has served as the agency’s second in command for the past five years, is leaving the quasi-governmental organization to become the director-general of Israel’s Council for Higher Education, he informed the agency’s board… More ▸

  • Sitting down with Sheldon Adelson

    After several years of writing about Sheldon Adelson from afar, I finally got the chance to sit face to face with the casino mogul for a wide-ranging interview Sunday at his suite at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan. Adelson, who was in town to be honored by the Zionist Organization of America, has become… More ▸

  • JPost: Nefesh B’Nefesh – Jewish Agency rift back on

    The Jewish Agency has had a busy day in the pages of the Jerusalem Post. The JPost is reporting that a longtime rift between the Jewish Agency, which has been charged with alliyah into Israel for the past hundred years, and the upstart Nefesh B’Nefesh, has been stoked again. Last year, the two groups agreed… More ▸