Federation Impact

Summer 5780 Design Sprint: A Prototype for Jewish Nonprofit Innovation

Rabbi Paul Kipnes was thinking about summer. With his team, the spiritual leader of Congregation Or Ami in Calabasas, CA, had a germ of an idea about a program for older high school students and college students whose camp counselor jobs and internships had evaporated. But summer was fast ap…

Services Help Older Jews Master Technology and Stay Connected in Isolation

Until April, Gail Lipsitz had never heard of the popular videoconferencing platform Zoom. “All of a sudden, everyone was talking about and using Zoom. I had no idea how to get it and use it,” the 74-year-old Baltimore resident said. Thanks to tutoring provided over the phone by Melanie…

Statements on the Death of George Floyd

The Jewish Federations of North America is outraged and sickened by the violence of the Minneapolis police officers that led to the death of George Floyd. We share in the heartbreak, pain and sorrow provoked by his loss and the loss of many others through sordid acts of hate and bigotry. May…

Holocaust Survivors Help Shore Up Funds for “Never Again” Education

As the Holocaust recedes into the past and the remaining survivors age, it is more important than ever to make sure that its lessons, and the message of Never Again, will be taught to current and future generations of children. That is the goal of the Never Again Education Act. The bill pass…

Despite Crises at Home, U.S. Jewish Charities Keep Sending Money to Israel

Some 200 Israeli foster children with emotional and physical needs are riding out the coronavirus pandemic at the Ahava Children and Youth Village in Kiryat Bialik, a suburb of Haifa. In the nearby Galilee village of Majd al-Kurum, the Arab-Jewish tech incubator Moona is developing a…