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Federations Commend Efforts to Ease Employment Obstacles Faced by Refugees

Since the beginning of this year, Jewish Federations have been in regular communication with officials from USCIS, HHS, and the Department of State about the challenges parolees and their agencies have been facing due to work permit backlogs.  In a series of changes announced over the last …

Federations Partner with Unorthodox in Series Highlighting Jewish Community

Jewish Federations of North America are excited to partner with the Unorthodox podcast in an exciting new monthly series called “Across the JEW.S.A” that will highlight inspiring people and heartwarming stories in communities across North America. 


As part of the series, the Unorthodo…

Jewish Federations Launch 2nd JEDI Leadership Cohort

This week, Jewish Federations of North America’s JEDI (Jewish Equity, Diversity & Inclusion) initiative launched its 2nd Leadership Cohort to catalyze Jewish Federations, network communities and Jewish Community Relations Councils with ongoing capacity building, to advance a culture of bel…

Jewish Federations Applaud Advancement of Respect for Marriage Act

The Jewish Federations of North America applaud the Senate for advancing the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act, legislation that embodies our values of ensuring the civil rights of all who wish to be married, a goal we have supported both in the United States and Israel.


The Respect for …

Former Federations Chair Michael Siegal to be Awarded Medal by Pres. Herzog

Former Board Chair of Jewish Federations of North America Michael Siegal is one of five notable leaders who will be awarded the prestigious Israeli Presidential Medal of Honor, according to an announcement issued by the Office of President Isaac Herzog. The prize, which is the highest civil …