By Yael Raz When a watershed moment on terrorism arrives, it is unmistakable. For Americans, it was the 9/11 attacks. For Jews in the U.S. and worldwide, it was this past year’s synagogue attacks in Pittsburgh, Poway, and Halle. In Israel, the watershed moment came two d … [Read more...] about A Model of Cooperation and Impactful Philanthropy in Times of Emergency
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By Richard Wexler [Editor's note: It began with Richard Wexler's post, The Jewish Agency and All of Us. Michael Siegal, The Jewish Agency's Board Chair responded in At 90 years, The Jewish Agency for Israel is as Relevant Today as it’s Ever Been. And today, Wexler responds to t … [Read more...] about Apparently … All My Fault
By Michael Siegal Earlier this week, The Jewish Agency for Israel received stinging criticism in an article written by a Jewish philanthropist and Chicago native, and picked up by eJewish Philanthropy. There are a number of inaccuracies and assumptions that were made in that … [Read more...] about At 90 years, The Jewish Agency for Israel is as Relevant Today as it’s Ever Been
By Richard Wexler When I was elected Chairman of my Federation in 1985(!), I was starting at a new law firm and playing father of a young family. I met with my predecessor, one of the greatest of Chicago's leaders and someone I revered, Corky Goodman. I asked Corky where my … [Read more...] about The Jewish Agency and All of Us
By Yisrael Gadiel According to The Jerusalem Post on November 5, 2019, a fund affiliated with The Jewish Agency (JAFI) has agreed to provide funding to 50 institutions in 24 countries to upgrade their security. Although this process began in 2012 with the establishment of … [Read more...] about Is The Jewish Agency on the Way to Creating a Foundation for the Jewish People?