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Julie Platt is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and immediate past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and serves as Chair of the Foundation for Jewish Camp.

Rediscovering 'Your People' in 5783

We commonly use phrases like “our community,” the “Jewish community,” or “am yisrael – the people of Israel,” when we refer to ourselves collectively.


One name for our community that used to be more common, but is less so today, is “amcha.” “Amcha” literally means “…

Making Dreams Come True

We write to you from the tarmac at the airport in Addis Ababa, about to embark to Israel with 209 Ethiopian soon-to-be-olim who have waited many long years to realize their dream of making aliyah. We are here with a delegation of dozens of senior leaders from across North America who have co…

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 …