Jewish Federations of North America

  • JFNA continues overhaul by hiring top fund-raiser

    The Jewish Federations of North America continued the overhaul of its top professional staff by hiring the chief fund-raiser at the country’s largest Jewish federation to help rethink its financial and resource development operations. The JFNA, which is tasked with helping the network of 157 North American Jewish federations and 400 network communities figure out… More ▸

  • For Manning-Kaplan duo, Jewish nonprofits are the ties that bind

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (JTA) — It’s a cool spring night, and Kathy Manning and Randall Kaplan are battling their way out of the west lawn of the sprawling bay-side mansion of Jane Goldman and Benjamin Lewis. Manning, the chairwoman of the Jewish Federations of North America, and Kaplan, the chairman of the board of governors… More ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • UJA by the numbers

    UPDATE: This version has been updated to correct several inaccuracies that appeared in the May 14 newsletter. The UJA-Federation of New York is expecting that campaign revenue in fiscal year 2009-10 will drop slightly, but that the country’s largest Jewish federation and local charity will be able to keep intact nearly all of its local… More ▸

  • The Gentrification of #Ish

    Shortly after the Jewish Federations of North America started its What’s Your #Ish campaign, some commentors in the blogosphere pointed out that the federations might have a problem. The campaign asks Jews aged 19 to 36, to express what makes them Jew-“ish” via Twitter, Facebook or YouTube in an attempt to raise their awareness about… More ▸

  • JFNA wants to know: What’s your “ish?”

    The Jewish Federations of North America wants to know "what’s your ish?" — as in, what makes you Jewish? The Jewish federation system will launch a significant advertising and marketing campaign next week aimed at young Jews that asks them to use social networking tools to share what makes their inner Jew tick. The idea… 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 ▸

  • Jerry at the JFN

    There’s something about Jerry: Though he hates the description, Jerry Silverman seems to be a rock star no matter where he goes these days in the Jewish philanthropic world — and it was no different at the Jewish Funders Network conference. Silverman is no stranger to the conference, having attended in years past as the… More ▸