jewish federations

  • Update and clarification on CEO search in DC

    We have received conflicting responses to our previous post regarding the search for a new CEO for the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The earlier post, citing The Washington Jewish Week, claimed that Gil Preuss, a high-up official at the Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, had been offered the Washington job, but turned it down…. More ▸

  • UJA Federation of New York, raises $2 million more than expected

    The country’s largest Jewish federation exceeded its initial fund-raising goals for fiscal year 2010. The UJA-Federation of New York raised $136.1 million through its annual campaign, beating its projection of $134 million, the federation announced Thursday afternoon.  The federation also raised $39.3 million in planned giving and endowments and $5.3 million in capital gifts and… More ▸

  • Decline in unrestricted donations hurts Philly federation

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia only saw a 2 percent decline in overall giving last year, but it has had to make significant cuts to a number of its long-standing affiliates because the unrestricted money from donors has shrunk significantly, the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent reports. The federation raised $27.8 million during its fiscal year… More ▸

  • Spurned by one candidate, Washington federation still looking for CEO

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is still searching for a new CEO after being turned down by its primary candidate, according to The Washington Jewish Week. The federation offered the job to Gil Preuss, an official at the Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, but Preuss declined the offer, Adam Kredo reported.  The federation will… More ▸

  • New York federation hires new fund-raising chief

    The UJA Federation of New York, the country’s largest Jewish federation, has hired Mark Medin as its vice president for financial resources development. Medin takes over for Paul Kane, who left the organization to oversee fund raising for the federation system’s umbrella organization, the Jewish Federations of North America. Medin most recently was chief of… More ▸

  • Boston Biz Journal: Boston federation reaches its fund-raising goal

     Despite a tough economy, the Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Jewish federation of Boston, met its fund raising goals last fiscal year, according to The Boston Business Journal. That included $3 million in gifts from new donors who did not give the previous year. From the Biz Journal: Despite a rough economy, Combined Jewish Philanthropies said… More ▸

  • Layoffs at San Francisco Jewish federation

    Facing significant budget cuts, the Jewish Federation of San Francisco, the Penninsula, Marin and Sonoma – and the Jewish Communal Fund attached to the federation — will lay off 33 staff members, according to the federation’s CEO. Jennifer Gorovitz, the who took over as CEO of the federation last year, announced the “across the board”… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency passes plan to change

    As expected, the board of governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel approved a plan to overhaul the agency’s focus at this week’s meetings in Jerusalem. The plan, which is outlined in an 11-page document, calls for turning the agency’s attention more squarely towards building global Jewish identity, and away from its traditional mission of… More ▸

  • 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 ▸