Tagged JFNA General Assembly

At D.C. confabs, U.S. and Israel present a united front

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Joe and Bibi? Still buddies. U.S. and Israel? Still allies. Agreement on Iran and the Palestinians? Well. The governments of President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were back on joshing terms this week, but the deep differences that led to recent name-calling exchanges still… Read more »

Op-Ed: G.A. offers collaboration at its best

Participants taking in a session at the 2013 General Assembly in Jerusalem. (Courtesy Jewish Federations of North America)

(JTA) — Reinventing. Rethinking. Rebranding. Innovating. They’re all buzzwords we hear today whether talking about education, health care, product marketing or Jewish communal work. We’re living in a time in which endless access to information and 24-hour communication is challenging us to question just about everything. As a result,… Read more »

Fight for religious pluralism recurring theme of 2013 federations confab

JERUSALEM (JTA) — It is a cause that elicited cheers from a roomful of participants at the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly. Leading politicians have long championed it and are now trying to push it through a divided Knesset. Nearly two-thirds of Israelis support it, and activists… Read more »

Jerry Silverman: Not just talk when federations meet in Israel for G.A.

Jerry Silverman, CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, at the 2012 General Assembly in Baltimore, Md. (JFNA)

NEW YORK (JTA) – This time, it’s not going to be just talking. There’s going to be listening and debating — and, eventually, action. That’s what Jerry Silverman, CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, says will distinguish this year’s General Assembly, which is slated for Nov. 10-12… Read more »

As federations await new funding model, no big buzz at GA

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, left, and Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Natan Sharansky, right, discuss the free Soviet Jewry movement, marking the 25th anniversary of its pinnacle event The March on Washington, Nov. 12, 2012. (David Karp)

BALTIMORE (JTA) — A year since its creation, the grandly named Global Planning Table remains the great white hope of the Jewish Federations of North America, which held its annual General Assembly here this week. Introduced a year ago, the GPT aims to reshape the way federations spend money… Read more »