Guest Blog

Exclusive Interview with Mark Wilf on His Recent Mission to Israel

Mark Wilf, chair of our national Jewish Federations of North America, recently returned from leading a JFNA Solidarity Mission to Israel, following the cease fire that finally brought an end to weeks of terror. The group included others from our national leadership, Federation presidents, bo…

Local STARs Unite for Teen Racism Program

By Maya Kates & Sophie Kasson

Jews and people of color have a lengthy, complicated history. Jews were large contributors to the civil rights movement and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many people of color have stood behind Jews when grappling with anti-Semitism. But in the past c…

Employment Matters

By Rebecca Wanatick, Ed.M.
Manager, Community Inclusion & Program Services
When I was 12 years old, I began babysitting. This is my first memory of paid employment, but I know that I had opportunities to volunteer and develop leadership skills long before that. I’m sure that many of us can…

The Power of Diller Teen Fellows


By Alexander Popolow

It is my turn. I walk towards the podium and take a deep breath; I assure myself that everything will go well. I can do this. These people will support me. As I begin my speech, my shaky voice soon becomes grounded. I look up at my audience and carefully speak my heart.…

A New Appreciation for Inclusion

By Rebecca Wanatick, Ed.M., Federation’s Manager of Community Inclusion & Program Services

As we approach the end of February, Jewish communities around the world have taken time to honor Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). In its 13th year, JDAIM helps to…