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Jewish Federations of North America

  • Op-Ed: Why donors like Chabad

    Chabad delivers instant tangible results without red tape, writes the director of the Algemeiner Journal and the GJCF-the Gershon Jacobson Jewish Continuity Foundation, and that is helping to spur the movement’s rapid growth. More ▸

  • Republican power puts federations in tough spot

    In the lead up to the Jewish federation system’s General Assembly in New Orleans,  Jim Besser elucidates  in the New York Jewish Week what is a growing concern among federation officials in the aftermath of Tuesday’s elections that saw the House of Representatives taken over by Republicans. Republicans are sure to push for steep tax… More ▸

  • Bloggers’ Alley

    Because you asked… In this past week’s newsletter, I mentioned that the JFNA would have what they are calling “Bloggers Alley” at next week’s General Assembly (Nov. 7-9, New Orleans.). A number of folks have emailed asking exactly what that is, and sadly I could not answer. Ask and you shall receive. It seems that… More ▸

  • Forward 50 heavy on philanthropists and nonprofit leaders

    The Forward this morning released its latest Forward 50, its annual list of whom it deems are the 50 most influential American Jews. Check out the list here at The Forward. If you’re just looking for the names the philanthrophile might need to drop today, here they are: Sergey Brin, the Google co-founder who gave… More ▸

  • JFNA says gender not at play in heroes selection

    The JFNA just announced the finalists for its 2010 Jewish Community Heroes award, the online contest that will award $25,000 to one Jew engaged in an interesting Jewish cause. All five finalists are men: Dmitriy Salita, Jay Feinberg, Mordechai Tokarsky, Stephen Kutner and Zvi Gluck, but the JFNA says that gender did not play into the… More ▸

  • JFNA announces its five Community Heroes finalists

    The Jewish Federations of North America has announced the five finalists for its 2010 Jewish Community Heroes contest. The contest solicited from the public nominations of Jews engaged in interesting Jewish projects and allowed their fans to vote for the nominees via Facebook. A panel of judges chose five finalists from the top 20 vote… More ▸