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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸