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.

How far we've come

Before Shabbat, we wanted to send a quick note of –


Gratitude – In just a little over two weeks, our incredible Jewish Federation system has raised over $550M dollars for urgent needs and for the longer term rebuilding and rehabilitation of the families and communities harmed in our b…

Uniting in Solidarity for Israel: Achieving Our Goals Together

Even as the unspeakable horrors of October 7th are still sinking in, we are mobilizing the entire North American Jewish community to demonstrate the depth of our love for the Jewish State and our total and unequivocal commitment to the Israeli people.


Thank you to everyone who flew in from…

Update on the Situation in Israel

As you no doubt have seen in the news, Israel is at war with terrorist groups in Gaza, who have mounted an unprecedented offensive that has already killed at least 40 Israelis and injured hundreds. Jewish Federations of North America are assessing the situation, in close touch with our partn…

Shanah Tova 5784

It is often the case that the coming of a new year brings a sense of closure to past challenges, with the promise of fresh starts ahead. That is not how this new year feels. 


In fact, we arrive at Rosh Hashanah in the middle of so many important, pressing challenges. The war in Ukraine …

Mobilize your community to stand with Evan Gershkovich this Rosh Hashana

As Jewish people around the world gather with loved ones this Rosh Hashana, our hearts and minds are with Evan Gershkovich, the jailed Wall Street Journal reporter who has been wrongfully detained by Russian authorities for five months.


Yesterday, Jewish Federations launched a system-wide …