from Repair the World: The impact of Hurricane Sandy has been unprecedented, and we hope that you and your families are safe and secure. As of now we know that: millions of people are still without power, thousands of flights have been cancelled, transportation hubs are down, and homes, buildings and roads have been devastated in the Tri-State area, along the east coast, and internationally. We’ve witnessed the heroic feats of our … [Read more...] about Hurricane Sandy: How To Help Now
Tsfat, Israel - October 16, 2012 - UJA-Federation of New York will invest $250,000 to implement a pilot project which aims to transform the city of Tsfat into a thriving city and a national and international heritage site. … [Read more...] about UJA Fed-NY Will Invest in New Tsfat Project
As poverty rates rise, City Harvest is struggling to attract funding for its growing kosher program. by Helen Chernikoff Ion Shubernetskiy’s shirt is graying. His hair is thin; his blue sneakers are bargain-bin flimsy. But the 77-year-old Moldovan, a former factory worker, is comfortable cutting corners when it comes to his personal appearance. “Hey, I buy what I can afford. I don’t go into Manhattan,” he jokes in Russian, through a … [Read more...] about Hungry For Jewish Donors
by Helen Chernikoff For the first time in almost 20 years, the UJA-Federation of New York brought a new agency into its network last Thursday: COJECO, the Council of Jewish Émigré Community Organizations, which is the central coordinating body of New York’s Russian Jewish community, said Roberta Leiner, senior vice president of agency relations at the Federation. The Federation has a network of 98 such organizations, from the American … [Read more...] about UJA-Federation NY Brings Russians Further Into Fold
by Smadar Bar-Akiva Aimed at revitalizing the established Jewish community, the wide array of innovative projects initiated by young Jews has recently gone center stage. Yet, very often the question is asked how many new initiatives can the Jewish community sustain over time? One cannot but admire start-up projects that range from tours for individuals with special needs to educational computer games, from educating for peace to Jewish … [Read more...] about Can Innovation and Sustainability Go Hand in Hand?