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  • Jewish Agency makes it official: New focus is on identity building

    June 29, 2010 | 12:46 pm

    As expected, the board of governors of the Jewish Agency for Israel approved a plan to overhaul the agency’s focus.

    The new strategic vision, which is outlined in an 11-page document, calls for turning the agency’s attention more squarely toward building global Jewish identity,...

  • Jewish Agency wants changes in Israel conversion policy

    November 20, 2008 | 3:19 am

    JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Jewish Agency Assembly adopted resolutions calling on the Israeli government to establish an independent authority on Jewish conversions and special courts of Jewish law to "allow the conversion process to move forward."

    The twin resolutions were adopted by the...

  • Fending off the end of aliyah

    By Dina Kraft

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Founded with the express purpose of "ingathering of the exiles" -- but with no more large groups of Jews to save -- Israel is facing the end of the era of mass aliyah.

    Recent reports that the Jewish Agency for Israel was considering shutting down its flagship aliyah department have...

  • Rouss Resigns

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Wanted: Administrator to lead one of the largest Jewish agencies in Los Angeles. Must be able to handle national crises, raise vast sums of money and please people aged 3-103, from Conejo Valley to Venice Beach.

    Staff and lay leaders for the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los...

  • Reviving Communities

    By Bill Bernstein

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    I was fortunate to be among a small group of United Jewish Fund (UJF) campaign leaders who visited St. Petersburg, Russia and Vilnius, Lithuania to witness the work that is being done in both communities by the American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Jewish Agency for...
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