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Federations Allocate Funds to Help Besieged Israelis

The Jewish Federations of North America allocated nearly half a million dollars in August to help relieve suffering in southern Israel caused by recent “kite arson” and provide trauma counseling and support for a growing number of Israelis who have been impacted by increased strife along…

To the Federation Scholarship Donors

To the Federation scholarship donors, 
Before I begin I will start out by saying thank you. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to have gone on such an incredible trip and experience such an amazing bond within the Jewish community. I would also like to apologize for how late I wrote t…

Jewish Nevada Names Jennifer Sher Women’s Philanthropy Chair

Jewish Nevada, a local nonprofit group, dedicated to helping all people in a Jewish way, named Jennifer Sher chairwoman of its Women's Philanthropy Division.

Sher has lived in Las Vegas since 2000 and has been involved with Jewish Nevada, which consists of community members and volunteer la…

Seeing how much Jews endured for their religion & state has made me proud

Not really knowing what to expect of Israel, I approached this trip with a fairly open mind. Mostly, I expected to be exposed to a more religious aspect of Judaism than I grew up with, and I was excited to learn about that. While I do not think, this is the ultimate conclusion that I drew fr…

I feel connected in a way I didn't expect to

A week before we left for Birthright, I called my mom - my only Jewish parent - and told her I didn't want to go to Israel anymore. There was too much violence, too much conflict for me to go on vacation there, take selfies, drink wine while men, women, and children suffered on both sides.