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.

A "Split Screen" Day

Today is what I believe news producers call a “split screen” day.

I am writing to you from an El Al flight carrying Ukrainian refugees to their new home in Israel. These new olim are the latest participants in one of the greatest stories in human history – the establishment of the mo…

A Light in the Darkness

Though the news from Ukraine remains grim, and the work of our overseas partners continues to grow, I thought you would like to see this picture of Ukrainian refugees/new olim arriving at Ben Gurion airport, and being greeted by the Prime Minister of Israel, by the Director General of our J…

How We Move Forward After the Colleyville Synagogue Hostage Crisis

Like everyone, we are deeply relieved by the outcome of the hostage taking at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, near Dallas. We thank all the law enforcement officials who saved the lives of our brethren, and we express to Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker, the other hostages, and al…

JFNA Mourns the Loss of Norma Kipnis-Wilson z”l

The Jewish Federations of North America mourn the loss of Norma Kipnis-Wilson z”l – women’s philanthropy visionary and co-founder of the Lion of Judah.

Norma was a powerhouse whose spirit and work touched countless lives and continue to do so. In 1970, when Jewish Women’s Philant…

JFNA Leadership attends White House Menorah Lighting Celebration

JFNA was honored to participate in the 2021 Menorah Lighting Celebration at the White House this week.


Below are some photos from the event as well as a video.






Click here for the President's remarks.