JFGI Connections

These are the voices that connect us as a Jewish community.

Strategic Plan Update - June 6, 2018

On June 5, nearly 50 members of our Jewish community met to engage in strategic planning for the Federation.  Attendees included a mixture of Federation board members, past presidents, lay leaders, partner and beneficiary agency leadership, representatives of several congregations, and memb…

Mission Trip to Ethiopia and Israel - Greg Maurer

 “You don’t know me and I don’t know you

but we are the Jewish People”

-The Jews, by Yehuda Amichai

I have just recently returned from Ethiopia and Israel. I went on this mission to hear another part of the global Jewish story, to weave another thread into the fabric of my Je…

Doing Jewish Worldwide

As antisemitic incidents like this month's synagogue firebombing in Sweden, menorah doused in a blood-like liquid in Kiev, and attack on a kosher restaurant in Amsterdam become increasingly visible, it's important to remember the good coming from within the global Jewish community amidst …

This is what the collective can do to impact lives in need

From the desk of the Executive Vice President of Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA):

"JFNA’s Emergency Committee, and many of our Federations on the front lines of addressing natural disasters, have had an extraordinarily busy and taxing eight weeks since the start of Hurricane Ha…