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Female survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945. Credit: No. 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Oakes, H (Sgt.).

Congress doubles funding request for assistance to Holocaust survivors

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education recommended a $10 million funding increase on Tuesday for the Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program (HASP) for the fiscal year 2022. According to a...
Jewish and pro-Israel gathered in New York City in solidarity with Israel and in protest against rising levels of anti-Semitism and severe anti-Jewish attacks, May 23, 2021. Credit: Ron Adar/Shutterstock.

To confront anti-Semitism, advocates say it’s time for Jews to unite, mobilize and take...

Tens of thousands of people logged onto their computers at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday to make it clear that they will no longer stand by as Jews are assaulted, harassed, threatened,...
Eric Fingerhut, president and CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America. Credit: Courtesy.

Federation head: No known issues with Jewish voters, polling places in US

Eric Fingerhut, president and CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), reported that there there were no known issues for Jewish voters across the United States, despite growing concerns over anti-Semitism and...
Credit: Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

Jewish federations awarded $5 million federal grant to assist Holocaust survivors

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging has awarded a $5 million grant to the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) to expand Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed (PCTI) care...
Elena Broitman. Credit: The Jewish Federations of North America.

JFNA names former Capitol Hill veteran, acting Pentagon official as public-affairs head

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) announced on Monday that Elana Broitman, a Capitol Hill veteran and former top Pentagon official, has been tapped as senior vice president for public affairs. In her new...
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish Federations of North America launches national effort for nonprofits in crisis

Following the enactment of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the largest emergency aid package in U.S. history, the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) has announced a national program to help Jewish...
Synagogues and Jewish agencies and institutions closed while the coronavirus rages through America is already causing financial panic. Credit: PIxabay.

Impact of closures in Jewish community wreak havoc with food and finances, institutionally and...

The worldwide pandemic COVID-19 is wreaking havoc in its relentless sweep across the planet, not only in terms of health needs and care, but in economic terms as well. It has quashed the booming...
Young adults participate in a “Downtown Cocktail Shabbat” with Chabad Young Professionals. Source: Chabad Young Professionals.

Millennials search for meaning and authenticity when it comes to Judaism

When Rebekah Paster moved to New York City, she was just out of college and knew almost no one there. “So when a friend insisted I had to go to the nearest Moishe House,” she said,...
Survivors at the Dachau concentration camp cheer their liberation by U.S. soldiers. Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.

US Senate introduces bipartisan legislation to prioritize health care for Holocaust survivors

U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) introduced on Thursday legislation that would prioritize health care and nutrition services for Holocaust survivors, increasing the likelihood they could continue to...
Hillel International President and CEO Eric Fingerhut. Credit: Hillel International.

Eric Fingerhut to leave Hillel International for Jewish Federations of North America

Hillel International announced on Thursday that Eric Fingerhut will be leaving as president and CEO for the Jewish Federations of North America in that same role. The Cleveland Jewish News first reported Fingerhut’s new position. “For more than...