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  • Israel vows big investment in world Jewry project, though details remain fuzzy

    June 3, 2014 | 8:47 am

    Its leaders call it a “historic development,” a “paradigm shift” and a “change in the relationship” between Israel and Diaspora Jewry.

    But when it comes to the details of the Joint Initiative of the Government of Israel and World Jewry, key questions have yet to be answered —...

  • Thinking big about littlest Jews

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 7, 2013 | 4:42 pm

    When Michael Siegal, chairman of the board of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), addresses the umbrella organization’s upcoming General Assembly (GA) in Jerusalem on Nov. 10, he may very well be thinking about a constituency not likely to be present at the Jerusalem...

  • Women on both sides of Kotel debate to share stage at JFNA GA

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 1, 2013 | 10:23 am

    When American Jewish leaders gather in Jerusalem for the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) General Assembly later this month, they’ll have the opportunity to hear from top Israeli political leaders on a variety of issues. They’ll also have the chance to witness the first...

  • Old Jewish men and a place to call home

    By Roberto Loiederman

    February 20, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    "Greetings, you bushy-tailed alter-kackers!"

    The dozens of men at the mid-December breakfast gathering — all of them in their 70s, 80s or older — laughed and applauded, reveling in their alter-kackiness.

    It felt like a sitcom’s idea of how elderly Jewish men behave, but dig a...

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