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Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

  • Atlanta layoffs

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta has laid off close to 20 percent of its staff, according to an email sent out by its president Steve Rakitt. Rakitt included the following passage as part of his weekly e-mail update: It was a tough day at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta on Wednesday, when we… More ▸

  • Atlanta Journal Constitution: Atlanta’s Jewish community not hit by Madoff

    The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Atlanta’s major Jewish funders were not hit directly by the Bernie Madoff fraud: The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, however, a fund-raising body for social service agencies in Atlanta and abroad, “had no exposure to Madoff indebtments,” said president Steve Rakitt. Officials with two significant Jewish-owned foundations in… More ▸