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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • JDC cuts staff overseeing nonsectarian work:

    A significant portion of recent cuts to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s staff have come from its division that carries out its nonsectarian work. The JDC’s executive committee recently approved significant budget cuts, including $1 million in personnel cuts. Around 20 percent of those cuts will come from the organization’s International Development Program. The… More ▸

  • Changes at Birthright NEXT?

    Following up on a tip from a reader about layoffs at Birthright NEXT, we have just learned that the organization is undergoing a restructuring and has let go several employees. I don’t have much more information about the restructuring and hope to learn more soon, but I just received the following IM from the organization’s… More ▸

  • Details on the UJC’s 31 layoffs

    We’re slowly getting details from the UJC about its recent batch of 31 layoffs (part of an 18 percent budget cut — from $37 million this year to $30.3 in 2009-10). Here’s what we know from the organization itself and other sources: The UJC Direct department, which since 2006 has run a toll-free hotline to… More ▸

  • Reconstructionist federation lays off three

    The Jewish Reconstructionist Federation has laid off three people. From a release it issued Tuesday: Jenkintown, PA – News of celebration was tempered with concern as two new congregations joined the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation while three staff members were laid off from the central office in Jenkintown, PA. The Little Minyan, in Columbus, Ohio and… More ▸

  • UJC lays off another 31

    It looks like there were 31 more layoffs at the United Jewish Communities last week, as the umbrella organization for the Jewish federation system enacted an 18 percent budget cut (see our post from March). We should have more details soon (waiting for confirmation, call back from UJC). The layoffs were first reported on the blog… More ▸