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Jewish Federations

Expanding the Concept, and Reality, of Jewish Community

Jerry Silverman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion
Jerry Silverman

This piece originally appeared in New York Jewish Week. Nate couldn't decide what he wanted to be for Purim -- follow his heart and dress as an alien...

Making Inclusion a Reality

William Daroff | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion
William Daroff

People with disabilities live in our neighborhoods, go to school with our children, shop at our stores, but too often, we don't know them.

Community: A Gift for the Jewish Future

William Daroff | Posted 02.20.2014 | Religion
William Daroff

Inclusion means ensuring everyone can access Jewish institutions and activities, and understanding that each one of us has a role to play so that all people are welcome and can participate meaningfully.

Fostering Inclusion and Independence

William Daroff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
William Daroff

We do all of this because we believe in the importance of an inclusive Jewish community, and that it is our responsibility to ensure people with disabilities are included when making important decisions about everyday Jewish life and our Jewish future.

Including Everyone Together

William Daroff | Posted 12.15.2013 | Religion
William Daroff

Inclusion is about more than just providing an opportunity to work. Inclusion is about every facet of Jewish life.

The Pew Survey of U.S. Jews: Ramifications and Recommendations

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch | Posted 12.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch

There are fewer Jews (except for the Orthodox). There are fewer Jews marrying Jews. There are fewer Jewish children. There are fewer Jews who affiliate with the Jewish community. There is fewer Jewish intensity.

The ABLE Act: Promoting Inclusion and Independence

William Daroff | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
William Daroff

The financial strain on individuals with disabilities and their families today is not just a matter of dollars and cents; it's a matter of planning for tomorrow and the long-term future to ensure their independence and inclusion in their community.

How Do We Speak Of The Holocaust Today?

William Daroff | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
William Daroff

More than 100,000 Holocaust Survivors living today in the United States suffered the worst oppression and brutality in human history. Now, they are increasingly frail and debilitated, and many are living below the poverty line.

GA Reflects Federations' Innovative Efforts

Jerry Silverman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Jerry Silverman

For more than a century, Jewish federations have leveraged key partnerships to create the greatest collective impact. Every year, the GA showcases that incredible collective power, even as we build on our core values.

Protecting Charities With Tax Breaks

William Daroff | Posted 04.13.2012 | Impact
William Daroff

The apparent turnaround late last month by the Obama Administration recognizing the importance of tax incentives to bolster charitable giving is good ...

Jews Hope Vegas Will Draw Lost Members Back To The Fold

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Nicole Neroulias Religion News Service A coalition of American Jewish groups are placing their bets on Las Vegas, a destination they hope will sim...

It Takes a Shtetl

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dennis Danziger

Over Blythe, California I envisioned myself 28 hours later on the pulpit of the Park Avenue Synagogue. I whispered, "Hi, I'm Dennis Danziger, author of A Short History of a Tall Jew."