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Extended Fedovation Deadline: Spotlight Your Federation's Creative Programs

The Fedovation registration deadline has been extended. Spotlight the most creative and successful programming from every aspect of your Federation’s work—from Israel & Overseas to Major Gift Fundraising—with a dynamic 5-minute TED-style talk at the 2015 GA, Nov. 8-10. Apply now for o…

Federations and Philanthropy News Update, June 15, 2015

A new study finds that wealthy donors have given more than $4 billion to nonprofit organizations so far in 2015, a $700 million increase from the first five months of 2014. Actor Michael Douglas arrives in Israel to accept the Genesis Prize honoring his work in the Jewish community.


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Federation-funded WINGS Jewish Agency program supports 830 lone soldiers

WINGS, a Federation-funded program of The Jewish Agency, will support 830 lone soldiers this year. The program, founded in 2005, has helped thousands of young IDF volunteers from overseas whose parents do not live in Israel to prepare for entry into Israeli civilian life. Learn more.


Mandel Center convenes 120 Federation pros for Appreciative Inquiry webinar

The Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence convened more than 120 Federation professionals for the first of three online professional development webinars. The session explored Appreciative Inquiry, a framework that helps groups identify what's working well in the office and why, and then…

Building a New Home

Masha Shumatskaya’s family embraced the revival of Jewish life in Donetsk after decades of Communist suppression. She attended Jewish school, learned Hebrew and thrived in a JDC leadership program for young Jews.


But amid ongoing conflict and chronic unemployment, she and her mother w…

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