By Maayan Hoffman eJewishPhilanthropy.com On Sunday, 3,000 Jews will converge on Los Angeles for the 2017 Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly (GA). Volunteers, philanthropists, and Jewish communal and business professionals from across the globe will come together to discuss Jewish education, engagement and fundraising. The itinerary includes talks by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and … [Read more...] about Federation and Its Future: Floundering or Flourishing?
What We Can Learn from this Unique Communal Model and What this Enterprise Will Require for the Future By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D. This coming week, as federation leaders gather in LA from across North America for the 86th GA (General Assembly), it represents another opportunity to revisit the case for federations. Beyond such stories as the one that appeared on these pages some days ago, it is essential to take a deeper look at the … [Read more...] about Federations and the Jewish Marketplace of the 21st Century
By Richard Wexler I have read and reread the set of Haaretz articles over investigative reporter Uri Blau's byline. I know the literal fear among JFNA's leaders when, almost one year ago, Uri's questionnaires were already on federation leaders' desk around the Continent - a fear exemplified in the bizarre Memorandum sent to the federations from 25 Broadway; a fear driven by the reality that no one at 25 Broadway understood Blau and his … [Read more...] about The Haaretz Investigative Reports – A Perspective
The following was released Friday by JFNA's Washington DC office: Yesterday, the House leadership released the comprehensive tax reform bill, H.R. 1, “the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.” The House Ways & Means Committee has already announced that it will begin “marking up” the bill on Monday, November 6. House leadership hopes for a full House vote on the bill before the Thanksgiving holiday. The Senate Finance Committee anticipates beginning … [Read more...] about Comprehensive Tax Reform: Impact on the Community
By Dov Ben-Shimon After all the excuses, we stood at the Wall. The two of us. And we prayed. My colleague Naomi Adler, the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, and I were at the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Like our colleagues in Philadelphia, our Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest is a major funder and supporter of the critical work that the Jewish Agency implements on our behalf. The stuff that … [Read more...] about All of Us are Not Some of Us