During last week’s mission to Ukraine, Federation leaders visited displaced Jewish families and witnessed latent anti-Semitism. The Federation-funded Secure Community Network provides a strong example of the type of communal efforts that can help keep faith institutions safe. Joined by Jewish groups from every religious stream, Federations’ Rabbinic Cabinet declares a solidarity Sabbath with the African American community in recognition of the Charleston, SC murders. A JFNA innovation grant helps a local Ohio community test crowdfunding to repair a Jewish synagogue.
- Times of Israel (op-ed) – Shaken by the smell, unnerved by the day
- Times of Israel (op-ed) – Moving to Israel, never been there: Ukraine’s desperation
- Washington Post (op-ed) – If we want freedom of worship, then we need freedom from fear
- JTA – Array of major Jewish groups urge solidarity Shabbat with African Americans
- Akron Beacon-Journal – Akron's Jewish community tries crowdfunding for cemetery upkeep
Meanwhile, Federations are featured in Toronto, Sacramento, Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Eastern Connecticut and Palm Beach County.
- Canadian Jewish News – Ontario premier says she'll lead trade mission to Israel
- The Day – New London vigil unites community against racism, violence
- The Tennessean (op-ed) – Five essential elements for sealing a deal with Iran
- Voice of America – Israeli water experts advise drought-stricken California
- Florida Sun-Sentinel – Participants selected for young leadership program