Federation Impact

Following Assault on Capitol, Federations Urge Country to Move Forward

Below is a statement from The Jewish Federations of North America made by Mark Wilf, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Eric Fingerhut, President & CEO.

Following yesterday’s horrifying assault on our nation's democracy, we were gratified that calm was restored quickly and Congress went…

In a Silicon Valley Community, a Jewish Hub for Russian Speakers

When Rabbi Ilana Baird arrived in Los Gatos, CA, the relatively large population of Russian-speaking Jews living in the area had no anchor to connect them with each other or with their Jewish identities. They were unlikely to join local synagogues, since their upbringing in the Soviet Union…

Creating Community for Russian-Speaking Jews in Minnesota

Ilana Voladarsky, founder and executive director of Russian American Jews in Minnesota (RAJMN), was lucky, she said. She grew up in Lviv, Ukraine, in a family that felt proud to be Jewish and didn’t hide their identity. “My grandmother raised me to embrace being Jewish,” she said.…

As Needs of Newly Poor Surge, Emergency Aid Effort Underway for Agencies

The struggles of the newly poor come in all shapes and sizes: Jewish families across Maryland and Virginia turning to Jewish social service agencies for help paying electricity and mortgage bills. Isolated Jewish seniors in Toronto living on fixed incomes who, for the first time in their…

Fed Impact: Helping Russian-Speaking Jews Across North America

December marks the 33rd anniversary of the landmark Freedom Sunday for Soviet Jews march in Washington, D.C. JFNA is proud to partner with the Genesis Philanthropy Group to engage Russian-speaking Jews across North America in rich and meaningful experiences that strengthen their communities…