Community News

A compilation of the latest news from around the community and the Jewish world. (Info@JFFS.org to submit news items)

Sounds of the Shofar

 

 

Just a few days ago we celebrated Rosh Hashana and heard the blasts of the shofar which wake us up – literally and figuratively. This year's shofar blowing was unexpectedly the most emotional one I’ve experienced as it touched …

Hurricane Relief



 

Tragically, this weekend another natural disaster hit the U.S. – impacting the entire state of Florida and reaching into Georgia. Hurricane Irma caused widespread damage and flooding, and left more than 10 million people with…

Critical Update on Hurricane Harvey

 

 

As Florida and the eastern seaboard prepare for Hurricane Irma, the second catastrophic storm to hit the U.S. this season, we are preparing to offer support to any impacted communities. As part of Jewish Federations of North Americ…

Students for Justice in Palestine on Probation

Hillel Orange County, Hillel International and the Rose Project of Jewish Federation & Family Services applaud the decision by the University of California, Irvine administration to place the university's Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter on probat…

An Update on Houston

 

 
 

Yesterday afternoon the first Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) ground team arrived in Houston and got to work supporting the local Jewish Federation and community. Their immediate focus is on building a comprehensive picture of n…