Back in August, UJC/Federations of North America launched the Jewish Community Heroes Awards. The initiative - the largest-ever Jewish social-networking effort - was designed to recognize, and honor, individuals who are bettering their communities through service and outreach. The awards were designed so nominations could be made by anyone with Internet access. And when the process closed, over 400 were nominated and 500,000 votes were … [Read more...] about What Makes a Community Hero?
Jewish Federations of NA/formerly UJC
Unless you have been in a cave for the past year, you have no doubt heard the debate about how certain financial institutions are too big to be allowed to fail (therefore necessitating government intervention/support). And unless you are totally unengaged from the organized Jewish world, you have no doubt heard debate about whether certain Jewish organizations are too big to survive. Local Federations (and the national Federation system) as well … [Read more...] about Too Big to Fail: Large Jewish Organizations and the Imperative of Success
Haviv Rettig Gur writing in The Jerusalem Post: Pushing the envelope Federations form the funding backbone of Jewish life in the United States. In the vast expanse of synagogues, schools, political and advocacy organizations, religious associations, youth groups - all the ways American Jews gather - the federations are the only place where hassidic and Reform, affiliated and distant, young and old, sit together at the table and consider … [Read more...] about The Flourishing of American Judaism
from The Fundermentalist: Jewish charities on Top 400 list: See how they ranked More than 20 Jewish charities were featured on the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Philanthropy 400, despite some serious drops in fund raising. The country’s largest Jewish charity, the Jewish Federations of North America, formerly known as the United Jewish Communities, took in $398.5 million but its donations fell by 25.3 percent. The tally for the umbrella … [Read more...] about NewsBits: Hadassah Sees Donation Plunge
The Jewish Federations of North America is pleased to announce that President Barack Obama will address the 2009 General Assembly (GA) in Washington, D.C. The GA will be the first Jewish communal organization event Obama has addressed since taking office. He will speak at the GA on Monday morning, Nov. 9. “We are honored to be hosting President Obama at the GA,” said Dede Feinberg of Washington, who with her husband Kenneth is serving as … [Read more...] about President Obama to Attend 2009 GA Next Month