From Our Leadership

Mark Wilf is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of JFNA. He has previously served as UJC National Campaign Chair, UJA National Young Leadership Cabinet Chair, and as President of the Jewish Federation of Central New Jersey. Most recently, Mr. Wilf has chaired JFNA’s national initiative that addresses the needs of impoverished Holocaust survivors living in the United States. He is an attorney and partner in Garden Homes, a real estate development firm, and owner/president of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.
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We Mourn Together with the Highland Park Community

On behalf of the 146 Jewish Federations of North America, I want to express my condolences to the community of Highland Park, to our brothers and sisters in the Chicago Jewish community, and to our colleagues at the Jewish United Fund of Chicago—our outstanding Chicago Federation—on the …

Shalom From our New Board Chair

I am so excited to be writing to you for the first time as the newly installed Chair of the Jewish Federations of North America. It is an honor and a privilege to serve in this role.


The Hebrew word for leadership is manhigut – from the root found in the word “behavior.” For Judais…

A message from Mark Wilf: L'hitraot and Thank You

It is hard to believe, but this will be my final message to you as Chair of the Jewish Federations of North America. At our Annual Meeting on Monday, I will turn over the responsibility of leadership to Julie Platt, who currently serves as our National Campaign Chair. 

 

Serving as your …

Celebrating as Ethiopian Olim Arrive in Israel

Over the past 40 years, Jewish Federations have worked together with The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Government of Israel to support the Aliyah of more than 97,000 Ethiopians and their absorption in Israeli society.


Today, Jewish Federations join The Jewish Agency and the Government o…

This Passover, Federations are Keeping Watch Over the Jewish People

We begin Pesach this evening in a frankly troubled time. Russia’s war on Ukraine is bringing destruction and human suffering on a vast scale, and doing it right before the eyes of the entire world. Our beloved Israel is experiencing a wave of deadly terrorism and unrest. And we are watchin…