Community Briefing: Antisemitism and Security An alarming statistic was shared recently by the Secure Community Network, the official safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America: Over the past month, in the wake of Israel’s 11-day conflict with Hamas, antisemitic acts in the U.S. soared by 80%. This includes incidents of vandalism and intimidation, calls for boycotts…Read More »
Enosh – The Israeli Mental Health Association – During the current tensions Founded in 1978, Enosh is the largest mental health organization in Israel. It has 75 service centers that deliver comprehensive community-based rehabilitation programs to over 6,700 individuals and 16,000 family members. Enosh operates in the domains of housing, employment and socialization, as well as family consultation and youth treatment centers for early intervention. Additionally, Enosh…Read More »
Community Briefing: Israel Under Attack The people of Israel are under assault by a prolonged and deadly barrage of rocket fire, originating from Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza. The attack is virtually unprecedented in its range and scale, creating trauma and destruction throughout the country and tragically killing a growing number of innocent civilians. The city of Jerusalem has…Read More »
Steven Ingber named as Federation’s new Chief Executive Officer May 6, 2021 On behalf of Matthew B. Lester, JFMD President, and Dennis S. Bernard, UJF President: We are excited to share the news that the Jewish Federation/United Jewish Foundation has named Steven Ingber as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The announcement comes after a national executive search, led by a committee of…Read More »
Why I Give Money to Street Beggars, and How That’s Related to Purim by Yiftah Leket Driving to my home in Tel Aviv’s Neve-Zedek neighborhood I would exit via the La Guardia exchange, head on to Yehuda Halevi St, and when I turned onto Herzl St., I reached the small, picturesque streets where I always passed at least 2 or 3 beggars. Many would often say that they…Read More »

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