From Our Leadership

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.

Shabbat HaGadol Security & Israel Situation Update

As Shabbat approaches - Shabbat HaGadol, the Sabbath before Pesach - we want to make sure that we are all aware of the latest information regarding our beloved State of Israel and our own domestic security.

As you have likely seen, there are reports of Israeli attacks on certain Iranian mi…

Message on Iranian attack on Israel

We are all following with the greatest alarm the events in Israel this evening as Israel has come under attack by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) launched from Iran and missiles from Iran and Hezbollah. We know you join with us in sending our total and complete support to all our brothers and…

Jewish Federations’ Impact Since 10/7

It has been 100 days since October 7th.
100 days of war in Israel.
100 days of captivity for over 100 hostages.
100 days of not knowing whether our brothers and sisters are alive.
100 days of heartache for our homeland. For our people.
And in those 100 days, you, our Jewish Fede…

Our Next Steps in Supporting Israel Together

Immediately after the horrific attacks of October 7th, we in the Jewish Federation system vowed to run two campaigns, both of which are turning out to be among the largest efforts in our history. First, we pledged to help raise the vast resources necessary to provide immediate, urgent humani…

A Word of Thanks Following an Extraordinary March

This week’s Torah reading repeats God’s promise to Abraham that “I will multiply your seed like the stars in the heavens.” Just look at this particular constellation of stars shining on the National Mall! What a beautiful sight.

We end the week with one more set of thank yous--for …