Our Global Work

Bequest Giving Summit Convenes Professionals from 36 Federation Communities

An annual summit on strengthening bequest giving convened professionals from 36 Federation communities last week. Held in collaboration with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, the meeting explored best practices from the successful Create a Jewish Legacy and Life & Legacy programs. Increases i…

US's Global Religious Tolerance Ambassador Saperstein to Speak at 2015 GA

Rabbi David Saperstein, who promotes global religious tolerance as the U.S.’s first Jewish ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, will be a featured speaker at the 2015 GA.

Saperstein, who made social justice an integral part of Reform Judaism as head of its Religious A…

Federations and Philanthropy News Update, June 19, 2015


Federations joined with mourners across the country following the tragic shooting that left nine dead at a Charleston, SC church. The director of the Federation-funded Secure Community Network warns about the increase in hate crimes over the past 10 years. The Ch…

Houston Jewish community needs assistance after severe floods damaged homes

Houston's Jewish community needs assistance as the homes of many of the city’s 40,000 Jews suffered extensive damage from devastating floods that could cost the community millions. While the Emergency Committee has allocated $250,000, the community’s needs are ongoing. Learn how you can …

Mission to Ukraine: Community In Need

Dear Friends,

This week, I had the opportunity to lead a delegation of Jewish Federation leaders to visit affected families in and around Dnepropetrovsk, close to the center of the conflict in Ukraine.

There, at great risk to their personal safety, the staff and volunteer networks of…

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