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?
Jewish Federations of NA/formerly UJC
JFNA has released "Challenges and Opportunities on the Jewish Day School Landscape: A Thought and Action Paper for Jewish FederationsDay School Landscape." The report was prepared by Rosov Consulting for the Jewish Education and Engagement Office of JFNA. *** The Jewish zeitgeist of late has emphasized the tuition challenge related to day schools. If one only read the Jewish media, one might think that this is the only thing happening in … [Read more...] about Challenges and Opportunities on the Jewish Day School Landscape
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 Uri Blau Haaretz.com Supported generously by American and Canadian Jews, the Jewish Federations of North America network has a turnover of billions of dollars a year. Collectively the network of local federations and foundations is one of the biggest charity systems in America. These organizations collect donations, distribute the money, and support their own mechanisms. How much do the federations spend on the greater good of Judaism and … [Read more...] about Special Report: What the Jewish Federations Do With Your Money
By Richard Wexler I am with those who share the belief that if we didn't have a JFNA we would have to recreate one; but I also believe that recent events have highlighted the reality that today we don't have the strong continental organization that can lead us, collaborate with us and offer us excellence. Events of the last two months offer all of us the worst of examples of how this iteration of JFNA has failed us, the federations and the the … [Read more...] about It is “The Worst of Times”