Federations and Philanthropy News Update, June 5, 2015

A trio of Jewish educators will be honored at the General Assembly in Washington, D.C. this November. The senior tax policy counsel for Federations writes that philanthropic organizations need long-term strategies to address a range of issues.


The 2015 GA Website Is Now Live; Check Out the Schedule and Speakers

The 2015 GA Website is now live! Get ready to “Think Forward” and check out the complete schedule for the Nov. 8-10 conference, including visionary headlining speakers, more than 40 breakout sessions and FEDovation talks that address issues critical to our Jewish communal future, pre- a…

Over a dozen Federations are considering or implementing community studies

To study local Jewish demographics and assess social service needs, more than a dozen Federations are currently considering, planning or implementing Jewish community studies. Each study, typically a two-year endeavor, helps guide millions in Federation allocations over the following decade…

Volunteers are needed to help with Houston flood recovery efforts

Volunteers are needed to help with Houston flood recovery efforts. The region has sustained at least $45 million in damage, and neighborhoods with large Jewish populations were hit especially hard. Jewish Family Service of Houston, together with Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, is coord…

Federations and Philanthropy news update, June 4, 2015

One year ago, the tragic deaths of Gilad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrach evoked an outpouring of solidarity from Federations and Jewish communities throughout the world. Today their families announced the creation of Unity Day to honor their memories.