Community News

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

2016: Oh What a Year

Together, we accomplished so much and touched so many lives in 2016 – and the proof is in the numbers...

UN Anti-Israel Resolution

The United Nations Security Council Resolution Condemning Israeli Settlements


Along with Jewish Federations across North America, we were deeply disappointed that the United States abstained from a vote on the one-sided, anti-Israel resolution that was passed by the UN Security Coun…

Syrian Conflict Update

Syrian Conflict - How You Can Help


Now entering its sixth year, the conflict in Syria continues to take a drastic toll on the lives of the Syrian people. With more than 11 million innocent civilians forced to flee, the humanitarian crisis has reached grave proportions. The situation…

Israel Fires Update

The following update was shared on Friday (12/2/16) from David Brown, Chair of Jewish Federations of North America’s Israel and Overseas Council:


Dear friends,

Our Israel team updated me a little while ago – it’s pouring outside! This is welcome news, not just because i…

Meet Lori Schwartz

The People of Orange County - Part 13