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Voices of Hope Commemorates Yom HaShoah in Person for 1st Time Since 2019

Aided by your generous contributions to Federation’s Annual Campaign, Voices of Hope continues to ensure that the lessons of the Holocaust will never be forgotten. This vital Federation partner offers a wide variety of programs to remember the Holocaust and educate adults and children acro…

From Odessa to America: Meet Elana Broitman, JFNA’s SVP for Public Affairs

Back in January, Elana Broitman, Jewish Federations of North America’s Senior Vice President for Public Affairs, shared her inspiring immigrant journey from Odessa, Ukraine, to America in the mid-1970s after being forced to leave her home country due to rising antisemitism. Settling in the…

Anna & Seth Huttner Honor Grandmother's Legacy, Invest in Children's Future

Anna Huttner was deeply inspired by the commitment her mother and grandmother both showed to the Jewish communities in which they lived and worked. However, as young parents building a life for their children, the best way for Anna and her husband, Seth, to make a long-lasting gift was uncle…

A Reflection from the Poland Fly-In Mission

I am reflecting on my experience as I sit on a plane taking off from Warsaw, Poland. I just spent a day and a half with 30 other lay leaders and professionals bearing witness to the mass crisis happening as war rages on in Ukraine. We are in tears reflecting on the stories of the people we m…

New Technology and Transportation Services Reconnect Isolated Seniors

For Jewish seniors living in isolation, the pandemic deepened the disconnect many already felt from their community. A recent collaboration between several local Jewish agencies will help reintegrate many of our seniors with the family and friends, synagogues, and other community organizatio…