Jewish Agency

  • JDC: No deal on allocations split

    Judging from the positive feelings at the GA, local federations are happy with Jerry Silverman, the new CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America. But it looks like the peace and euphoria lasted all of 48 hours, as the long-running tensions between the federation system’s two overseas organizations have resurfaced. For the past 18… More ▸

  • The Jewish Agency implements structural changes

    This is one of the reasons the GA is great for philanthropy reporters. This is a pretty important story for which we never saw a press release. Moshe Vigdor, the director general of the Jewish Agency for Israel, said that the organization implemented a series of serious structural changes Nov. 1. Vigdor, speaking at a… More ▸

  • Recalling Soviet days, Sharansky hits home for Jewish Agency

    Yesterday, the CEO of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Steve Schwager gave his pitch for more money from the federation. Today it was the turn of the new chairman of the Jewish Agency, Natan Sharansky. This was the fourth time that I have seen Sharansky speak in the past week, and he clearly saved… More ▸

  • Big stars and nuts and bolts at the GA

    The annual conference of the Jewish federation system, which is set to take place Nov. 8-11 in Washington, will be highlighted by big-name guest appearances, but the conference itself promises to be heavy on the nuts-and-bolts fund-raising issues facing local federations. More ▸

  • More on the MASA ad controversy

    Jewish Agency insiders in the United States are using the term "catastrophic" to describe the recent controversy over a Hebrew-language television advertisement that ran in Israel only to be withdrawn by the organization after some Diaspora Jews called it offensive. The ad, which featured dark skies, foreboding trains and missing persons signs bearing the names… More ▸