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Jewish Federations of North America

  • 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. 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 ▸

  • Inside the top-level layoffs at Jewish Federations of North America

    The Jewish Federations of North America informed its board of trustees last Tuesday that it was letting go of three senior vice presidents: Rob Hyman, organizational development and stakeholder relations; Eric Levine, development and the Center for Jewish Philanthropy; and Barry Swartz, continental community development and capacity building. The Jewish Federations of North America informed… More ▸

  • Changes at Jewish Federations of North America?

    We are hearing some rumors that there may be some significant changes in senior management positions at the Jewish Federations of North America, with several top employees about to be let go. It appears that Jerry Silverman, the new CEO of the umbrella organization of the federation system, is about to hand tailor his administration. … More ▸