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  • JDC: No deal on allocations split

    Judging from the positive feelings at the GA, local federations are happy with Jerry Silverman, the new CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America. But it looks like the peace and euphoria lasted all of 48 hours, as the long-running tensions between the federation system’s two overseas organizations have resurfaced. For the past 18… More ▸

  • Manning sets her mark

    Kathy Manning just made her first address as the new chairwoman of the Jewish Federations of North America, telling around 3,000 people gathered for the closing plenary of the federation system’s annual General Assembly conference. In noting that the federation system is the Jewish world’s largest franchise, she said that she knew that she would… More ▸

  • UJA-NY strikes natural gas deal

    The board of directors of the UJA-Federation of New York voted unanimously Wednesday to allow the Hess Corporation to drill for natural gas on the property it owns in Wayne County, Pa. The federation has two camps on the property, the Sam Field Y for children and the Associated Camps — Block and Hexter Vacation… More ▸

  • Young folks say that they feel left out by federations, Silverman agrees and invites them in

    Check out the discourse on JTA’s Op-ed page between four young active Jews concerned about their place in the federation system and Jerry Silverman, the new CEO of the federation’s umbrella organization, the UJC. Four concerned Jews who recently participated in the Schusterman Foundation’s Kivun Intensive said that the federation system is in dire danger… More ▸

  • Silverman to start a little early

    It appears that Jerry Silverman will be starting at his job a few weeks earlier than expected. He was set to take over for Howard Rieger as the president and CEO of the United Jewish Communities/Jewish Federations of North America on Sept. 30. But according to the following email from the incoming UJC chairperson, Kathy… More ▸

  • The UJC will give $25k to one of your Jewish Community Heroes

    The UJC: Jewish Federations of North American wants to know who are your living Jewish heroes, and the organization might give one of them $25,000. The umbrella organization of the federation system is asking the Jewish community and those associated with the federation network to nominate Jews who are involved in charitable work to be… More ▸