By Maxyne Finkelstein Having worked both for and alongside Federations for most of my career, I have been following with interest the conversation going on about how to interpret the role and value, in 2015. With each article published on this topic, I celebrate the fact that … [Read more...] about Looking at Federations from the Outside (sort of…)
the ghosts of JFNA
"Leadership requires decisions and accountability for those decisions." Michael Siegal We continue the discussion with Federation leaders; … [Read more...] about Federation Leaders Speak, cont’d
Perhaps one of the most frequently heard refrains regarding any existing organization, initiative or program is that “if it didn’t exist, we would need to create it.” It is spoken in boardrooms and parking lots, by professionals and volunteers alike. [Last Friday, Seth Cohen … [Read more...] about The State of the Federation System
By Misha Galperin As Professor Jonathan Sarna famously said about us: "Jews are an ever-dying people," so does the federation movement seem to be an ever-dying enterprise. Every decade or so, someone declares that federations are done, finished, on their way out, irrelevant, … [Read more...] about Federation Leaders Speak
What needs to be examined now is whether or not today’s Federation, as an organization, has been framed to fulfill the tasks it has assumed and whether it can be what it claims to be. By Martin Levine It is more than a century since the concept that is the Jewish Federation … [Read more...] about Who Owns Our Federations? That is the Question.