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Federations and Philanthropy news update, May 15, 2015

Rabbi Steve Gutow, who helped found the Israel Action Network alongside JFNA, will step down at the end of the year from his role as president and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. The executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations …

Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief allocates $25,000 to Chabad of Nepal

Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief, a consortium of 49 Jewish organizations including Federations, allocated $25,000 to Chabad of Nepal. In the wake of two devastating earthquakes, the Chabad house has become a refuge for hundreds of stranded Israeli tourists, and its volunteers are workin…

Upstate NY civic leaders, IAN defeat boycott of Israeli goods at food co-op

A multi-denominational group of civic leaders in upstate NY defeated a national effort to boycott Israeli goods at a local food co-op with help from the Federation-funded Israel Action Network. It was successfully argued that the targeted boycott would violate NY’s human rights laws, and t…

Berman Jewish Databank experts review new Pew study on religion in America

Experts from the Berman Jewish Databank, a project of Federations, reviewed a new Pew study on religion in America. They highlighted that media reports that 1 in 6 Jews are “new to the faith” do not reflect the complexity of the situation, including larger questions of Jewish parentage, …

Federations welcome a new CEO of San Francisco area's Jewish Federation

Federations welcome the new CEO  of the Jewish Federation and Endowment Fund of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, Danny Grossman, a Bay Area native, brings decades of leadership experience in diplomacy, business and Jewish communal affairs to this large city Federatio…

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