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JFNA to hold General Assembly online amid coronavirus pandemic

The Jewish Federations of North America will be holding its General Assembly online amid the coronavirus pandemic. As with many other events amid the health crisis, annual or one-offs, this will be the first time the event will be held fully online — which the Jewish Federation intends t…

JDC names new CEO

The JDC Board has approved the appointment of Ariel Zwang as the organization’s new CEO. She is the first woman to hold this position in JDC’s history. Ariel comes to JDC from Safe Horizon, one of America’s leading social service agencies, where she has been CEO for the past 12 years, …

Help for the 20K Jewish communal professionals laid off during pandemic

“Blindsided.”

That’s how Melissa Engelberg felt after being laid off in April due to COVID-19 cutbacks.

“I was shocked, I was sad and I was worried,” said Engelberg, who lost her job as director of grants and programs at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. “I …

Aliyah of 2,000 Ethiopians approved by government

JFNA joins its partner The Jewish Agency for Israel in applauding today’s decision by the Government of Israel to approve the Aliyah of 2,000 members of the Ethiopian community who are expected to arrive in Israel by early 2021. Read more.

Pressured by Holocaust survivors, Facebook bans posts denying Nazi genocide

Thanks to the tireless advocacy of Holocaust survivors working with the Claims Conference (Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany) and others to push back against hate speech, Facebook announced today that it will ban Holocaust denial speech from the platform. We applaud this i…