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Taking Action to Help an Israel Under Attack

A Message from Mark Wilf, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Eric Fingerhut, President & CEO The Jewish Federations of North America Perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised, but the outbreak of fighting in Israel still shook us up this week. We had been focused on reopening after the Covid pandemic, working to make…

Shinshinim IL offers teens an opportunity to learn and lead in Israel

Put your leadership skills to the test and represent your community in an exciting five-month journey in Israel. Shinshinim IL is a new and exclusive program designed specifically for American high school graduates who wish to spend this fall and winter in Israel. Participants will be in Israel from October 2021 to February 2022. First, spend October…

Hear for Good on the Rocket Attacks Against Israel

As the violence in Israel and Gaza developed this week, our Hear for Good podcast taped a special episode to update our community on developments and Federation’s involvement with organizations providing aid to those affected. Host Karen Sher interviewed Mindee Fredman, who recently returned from a trip to Israel, and on Skype, Michael Oberlander, who was Federation’s Chief Philanthropy Officer and recently moved to Israel.

Hear for Good Travels to Israel

For our 14th episode of our podcast, Hear for Good went to Israel, specifically to our sister cities of Yokneam and Megiddo. Mindee Fredman, Federation’s Vice President of Community Impact, traveled to the region recently and she interviewed two community leaders who are helping run programs Federation invests in there, particularly the Ethiopian Jewish community.

JWRP Trip to Israel: Jerusalem

Written by Lisa Gottlieb Cytron The women of St. Louis and the rest of the 184 Momentum participants hit the ground running and enjoyed a wonderful tour of Old City Jerusalem. The mix of ancient, holy buildings intermingled with pizza parlors, barber shops, and residences was fascinating. We ended our tour on the rooftop of…