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In the space of a few weeks, we have watched as hurricanes and earthquakes have wreaked havoc and devastation in the southern part of our country and in neighboring nations. In Houston, Florida, Mexico City, Puerto Rico and elsewhere, recovery and rebuilding efforts will be longstanding and extremely costly. Find out what Jewish Federations of North America has been doing, both financially and on the ground, to help the victims. more

As communities in Texas and Florida are struggling to rebuild in the aftermath of recent hurricanes, your help is still much needed. The Federation network of local and international partners serves Jewish community members and all in need quickly, effectively, and with personal care. We fund urgently-needed basics like food and medicine, and long-term needs like trauma counseling. One hundred percent of funds raised will be used to help those impacted by catastrophic flooding and damage caused by hurricanes in 2017. Donate Now

  • Natural Disasters Highlight Importance of Jewish Solidarity

    Times of Israel (9/19/17)
    American Jews have always responded swiftly with material and emotional support for the Israeli people in times of urgent need. As Texas recovers from Hurricane Harvey and Florida is assessing the damage done by Hurricane Irma, vibrant U.S. Jewish communities are facing unprecedented natural disasters in rapid succession.

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    Times of Israel (9/19/17)
    American Jews have always responded swiftly with material and emotional support for the Israeli people in times of urgent need. As Texas recovers from Hurricane Harvey and Florida is assessing the damage done by Hurricane Irma, vibrant U.S. Jewish communities are fa...

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    Times of Israel (9/19/17)
    American Jews have always responded swiftly with material and emotional support for the Israeli people in times of urgent need. As Texas recovers from Hurricane Harve...

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    Times of Israel (9/19/17)
    American Jews have always responded swiftly with material and emotional support for the Israeli ...

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    Times of Israel (9/19/17)
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  • Jewish Federations’ priorities approved in 2018 state budget

    New Jersey Jewish News (7/12/17)
    "With the compromise reached by Governor Christie and legislative leadership and with the governor’s signature of approval on the budget, we are pleased and grateful that the state has responded favorably to our advocacy efforts on behalf of community priorities,” said Gordon Haas, president of the NJ State Association of Jewish Federations.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (7/12/17)
    "With the compromise reached by Governor Christie and legislative leadership and with the governor’s signature of approval on the budget, we are pleased and grateful that the state has responded favorably to our advocacy efforts on behalf of community prio...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (7/12/17)
    "With the compromise reached by Governor Christie and legislative leadership and with the governor’s signature of approval on the budget, we are pleased and...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (7/12/17)
    "With the compromise reached by Governor Christie and legislative leadership and with th...

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  • Jonathan Woocher, passionate educator and scholar

    New Jersey Jewish News (7/12/17)
    Jonathan Woocher, a national leader in Jewish education who argued for a “Copernican revolution” in the field, died Friday, July 7, at the age of 70.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (7/12/17)
    Jonathan Woocher, a national leader in Jewish education who argued for a “Copernican revolution” in the field, died Friday, July 7, at the age of 70.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (7/12/17)
    Jonathan Woocher, a national leader in Jewish education who argued for a “Copernican revolution” in the field, died Friday, July 7, at the age of 70.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (7/12/17)
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    New Jersey Jewish News (7/12/17)
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  • Rabbi Steven Mills, spiritual leader, cartoonist, and puppeteer

    New Jersey Jewish News (7/12/17)
    Rabbi Steven Mills, religious leader of Temple Beth Am in Parsippany, died suddenly on July 2, the day after officially beginning a rabbi sharing partnership with Temple Shalom of Succasunna.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (7/12/17)
    Rabbi Steven Mills, religious leader of Temple Beth Am in Parsippany, died suddenly on July 2, the day after officially beginning a rabbi sharing partnership with Temple Shalom of Succasunna.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (7/12/17)
    Rabbi Steven Mills, religious leader of Temple Beth Am in Parsippany, died suddenly on July 2, the day after officially beginning a rabbi sharing partnership w...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (7/12/17)
    Rabbi Steven Mills, religious leader of Temple Beth Am in Parsippany, died suddenly on Ju...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (7/12/17)
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  • 100 senators sign letter asking for equal treatment of Israel at the U.N.

    The Washington Post (4/27/17)
    All 100 U.S. senators signed a letter released Friday asking U.N. Secretary General António Guterres to address what the lawmakers call entrenched bias against Israel at the world body.

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    The Washington Post (4/27/17)
    All 100 U.S. senators signed a letter released Friday asking U.N. Secretary General António Guterres to address what the lawmakers call entrenched bias against Israel at the world body.

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    The Washington Post (4/27/17)
    All 100 U.S. senators signed a letter released Friday asking U.N. Secretary General António Guterres to address what the lawmakers call entrenched bias against I...

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    The Washington Post (4/27/17)
    All 100 U.S. senators signed a letter released Friday asking U.N. Secretary General António...

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    The Washington Post (4/27/17)
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  • State officials promise concern, not funds, for Jewish security

    New Jersey Jewish News (6/2717)
    Executives of the state’s Jewish Federations received assurances from New Jersey’s top law enforcement official that troops would increase cooperation to keep Jewish agencies safe from attack.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (6/2717)
    Executives of the state’s Jewish Federations received assurances from New Jersey’s top law enforcement official that troops would increase cooperation to keep Jewish agencies safe from attack.

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    New Jersey Jewish News (6/2717)
    Executives of the state’s Jewish Federations received assurances from New Jersey’s top law enforcement official that troops would increase cooperation to ke...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (6/2717)
    Executives of the state’s Jewish Federations received assurances from New Jersey’s top...

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    New Jersey Jewish News (6/2717)
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  • My Jewish Journey Led Me Through India

    The Times of Israel(4/21/17)
    India was never on my bucket list. But when asked to co-chair a Jewish Federations of North America Young Leadership Cabinet (NYL Cabinet) study mission, I quickly checked that my passport was up to date and looked forward to the opportunity to expand my knowledge of global Jewry with 110 Federation peers from across North America.

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    The Times of Israel(4/21/17)
    India was never on my bucket list. But when asked to co-chair a Jewish Federations of North America Young Leadership Cabinet (NYL Cabinet) study mission, I quickly checked that my passport was up to date and looked forward to the opportunity to expand my knowled...

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    The Times of Israel(4/21/17)
    India was never on my bucket list. But when asked to co-chair a Jewish Federations of North America Young Leadership Cabinet (NYL Cabinet) study mission, I quickl...

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    The Times of Israel(4/21/17)
    India was never on my bucket list. But when asked to co-chair a Jewish Federations of North ...

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    The Times of Israel(4/21/17)
    India was never on my bucket list. But when asked to...

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  • PJ Library Resources

    New Jersey Jewish news (4/13/17)
    When the 5-year-old niece of Alli Thresher, social media manager of PJ Library, starts asking questions, Thresher acknowledged she doesn’t always know how to answer them, and then, “I’m in a pickle.” Because of the wave of anti-Semitism that struck JCCs, parks, cemeteries, and other Jewish institutions, PJ Library, created a resource list for talking to children about terrorism and anti-Semitism.

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    New Jersey Jewish news (4/13/17)
    When the 5-year-old niece of Alli Thresher, social media manager of PJ Library, starts asking questions, Thresher acknowledged she doesn’t always know how to answer them, and then, “I’m in a pickle.” Because of the wave of anti-Semitism that struck JC...

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    New Jersey Jewish news (4/13/17)
    When the 5-year-old niece of Alli Thresher, social media manager of PJ Library, starts asking questions, Thresher acknowledged she doesn’t always know how to...

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    New Jersey Jewish news (4/13/17)
    When the 5-year-old niece of Alli Thresher, social media manager of PJ Library, starts as...

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    New Jersey Jewish news (4/13/17)
    When the 5-year-old niece of Alli Thresher, socia...

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