Message from our CEO

Anti-Semitism in our Backyard

Dear Friends,

The volume of reported anti-Semitic incidents in the first months of 2017 has been unprecedented. Within the past week, three Jewish cemeteries – in Rochester, Philadelphia, and St. Louis – were desecrated; hundreds of headstones …

In Response to Yesterday's Bomb Threat

 

Late yesterday afternoon, the Merage JCC became one of the over 100 Jewish institutions nationwide to be targeted with a bomb threat since the start of the year. The Samueli Jewish Campus – which includes our offices, the Merage JCC,  OC Hillel Foundation, …

Compassionate Dialogue

“And you shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the feelings of the stranger, since you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 23:9)

Reflections On The Journey Back

I am en route back to Orange County from an 8-day seminar in Israel with eight colleagues from fellow Large-Intermediate Federations...

Greetings From Israel

Greetings from Israel. I am currently here on a Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) mission with CEOs from a cohort of large-intermediate communities....