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The price of freedom

“He who saves one life… is as if he saves an entire universe. He who destroys a life… is as if he destroys an entire universe.” -Talmud (Sanhedrin 4:5)

As we begin the July 4th holiday weekend, the conversation of freedom is one that is near and dear to our hearts as American Je…

A shabbat message from our intrepid travelers

July 14, 2014

A shabbat message from our intrepid travelers, Susan Gavens, Campaign chair and Michelle Nathanson, Campaign Director:

Walking down the Tel Aviv board walk (Tayelet) was like being in the twilight zone.  Streets are quite, very few people walking along the beach but the …

Shabbat Shalom from Israel

July 18, 2014

Just a quick note, we are on our way to Jerusalem:

We have been near the northern broader, next Lebanon. We visited with students in a ‘MAZA’ dance company.  We interacted with students in a WorldORT school; I was able to talk to the students in a biology class.  We…

JFNA Mourns the Loss of Israeli Soldiers

Jewish Federations across North America express our deepest sympathies to the families of 18 Israeli soldiers killed fighting the Iranian-backed Hamas in Gaza over the past two days. Along with all of Israel, and the entire Jewish People, we mourn their loss as if they were our own. Among …

JFNA Responds to Events in Israel

Yesterday, the Government of Israel announced the launch of a ground operation aimed at destroying Hamas’ military infrastructure. Below is a statement by Jerry Silverman, President and CEO of The Jewish Federations of North America. He recently returned from a solidarity mission in Israel…