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Home for Israeli Holocaust survivors completed by Wilf Family Foundation

The Jewish Agency for Israel announced the completion of a new social housing project sitting in the heart of Tel Aviv, which will provide a home for hundreds of Israel’s needy Holocaust survivors, many of whom are in poverty. The project was made possible thanks to JFNA Board Chair Mark W…

Ottawa Federation distributes masks and hand sanitizer

Thanks to a large donation of face masks and bottles of hand sanitizer from Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa distributed the supplies to Jewish social service agencies, schools and congregations – as well as to several social service agencies in the broader…

Hartford: Teens don't let COVID stop them from making a difference

The Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford's JTConnect typically holds a pie-baking event in West Hartford on the Sunday before Thanksgiving – but this year the event took place on Zoom, with the pies dropped off for delivery once they were ready. Read more.


Help for the 20,000 Jewish professionals rendered jobless by pandemic

“Blindsided.” That’s how Melissa Engelberg felt after being laid off in April due to COVID-19 cutbacks.

“I was shocked, I was sad and I was worried,” said Engelberg, who lost her job as director of grants and programs at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. “I under…

Israeli Diaspora Minister Omer Yankelevitch is up for a challenge

Omer Yankelevitch has lofty ambitions for uniting Israeli and diaspora Jews. Six months into her job as Israel’s diaspora affairs minister — and with the future of the current government, and therefore her tenure, in jeopardy — Yankelevitch is optimistic and enthusiastic about taking o…

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