Jewish Federations of North America

  • 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 ▸

  • Meet William Daroff, the JFNA’s Twitterphile

     Either check out my tweet:  fundermentalist @daroff the JFNA’s crackberry head has a serious case of the twitters. http://bit.ly/dkvSPp Or check out Ron Kampeas’ story on JTA about William Darrof’s Twitter addiction. Writes Kampeas: WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rain pouring in Jerusalem, tears streaming down the faces of fans of Team USA, tremors shaking Chile — and always, always… More ▸