UJC

  • UJC to change its name

    The United Jewish Communities, the umbrella organization of the North American Jewish federation system, will be getting a new name some time this fall. The UJC, which for the past year has been in the midst of a million-dollar-plus marketing research initiative, has come to the conclusion that its name is just not working, as… More ▸

  • UJC meets in Miami to talk about building the Negev

    Print 0 46 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”;} The United Jewish Communities held a conference this week in Miami to promote its Negev Work Group, an outfit devoted to settling Israel’s Negev desert, according to… More ▸

  • Who’s going to be the next UJC exec? Some names…

    Ever since the CEO of the United Jewish Communities, Howard Rieger, announced that he would be leaving his post at the end of August, the big question around the organization that is the umbrella of the Jewish federation system has been “Who will replace Howard?” From what I am hearing, the UJC wants to have… 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 ▸

  • Manning nominated to become next UJC chair

    According to the Web site of the United Jewish Communities, a nominating committee has tapped Kathy Manning to be the next chair of the umbrella organization of the North American Jewish federation system. Manning, who has served as the chair of the UJC’s executive committee since 2006, would succeed Joe Kanfer and, according to the… More ▸

  • UJC brass urging Israel not to end immigration of Falash Mura

    The United Jewish Communities, the umbrella of the North American Jewish federation system, is pressing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to end the immigration to Israel of Ethiopian Falash Mura, according to the Jerusalem Post. It is estimated that between 9,000 and 15,000 Falash Mura — Ethiopian Jews whose ancestors converted to Christianity under force… More ▸