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Federation Delegation Visits UAE, Spends Rosh Hashanah with Local Community

Following the signing of the Abraham Accords on the White House lawn, a small delegation of Jewish Federation leaders boarded planes for the United Arab Emirates to spend the Rosh Hashanah holiday with the 1,000-strong Jewish community there and to meet with local officials. The trip comes…

JFNA Welcomes Signing of the Abraham Accords

Today, JFNA's Board Chair Mark Wilf and President & CEO Eric D. Fingerhut joined nearly 1,000 guests on the White House Lawn to witness the historic signing of the peace accords between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‏‏ will me…

JFNA Launches $54 Million Human Services Relief Fund

Today, The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) announced the creation of a $54 million campaign aimed at addressing human services for Jewish communities and those supporting them on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be dispersed by local Federations to qualifyin…

UAE Chief Rabbi Asks Feds for Support with “Lighthouse Jewish Community”

Today, as a senior delegation of American and Israeli officials landed in the UAE on the first commercial flight from Israel, the Arab country’s nascent Jewish community sought guidance and support from The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). Yehuda Sarna, Chief Rabbi of the…

Seven Tips on Reopening When Children Are Involved

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Many of us are still experiencing the heartache and pitfalls of this pandemic, and reopening has us fraught with worry – especially when it concerns children. Unfortunately, there’s no playbook for pandemics and no experts we can truly turn to for advice. But there are those who have ama…