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  • Guests were inspired by words of transformation and progress at Federation’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Graduation, which was held in the Rockland Jewish Community Campus Schwartz Family Social Hall on June 8.

    While attendees enjoyed dinner, they heard from Rockland Federation president Lisa Green who spoke of the many ways that Federation transformed Jewish Rockland over the past year, through grants to our agencies. Green concluded by saying, “If all of us who donate to Federat...

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    Guests were inspired by words of transformation and progress at Federation’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Graduation, which was held in the Rockland Jewish Community Campus Schwartz Family Social Hall on June 8.

    While attendees enjoyed dinner, they heard from Rockland Federation presiden...

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    Guests were inspired by words of transformation and progress at Federation’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Graduation, which was held in the Rockland Jewish Community Campus Schwartz Family So...

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    Guests were inspired by words of transformation and progress at Federation’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Graduation, whi...

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  • Congress Approves Greater Funding to Protect Nonprofits

    On May 4, Congress approved $25 million to fund a federal grants program that helps nonprofit entities improve the security of their buildings. Organizations that will benefit from the security grant range from synagogues and mosques to hospitals and Jewish Community Centers.

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    On May 4, Congress approved $25 million to fund a federal grants program that helps nonprofit entities improve the security of their buildings. Organizations that will benefit from the security grant range from synagogues and mosques to hospitals and Jewish Community Centers.

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    On May 4, Congress approved $25 million to fund a federal grants program that helps nonprofit entities improve the security of their buildings. Organizations that will benefit from the sec...

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    On May 4, Congress approved $25 million to fund a federal grants program that helps nonprofit entities improve the sec...

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  • Raviv to Rockland: “Don’t Lose This Momentum”

    When Dr. Zohar Raviv spoke to a full house of 450 attendees at New City Jewish Center on March 7, he wanted to present a fresh way of looking at Judaism and to push audience members “beyond their zone of comfort.” It’s something Raviv succeeded in doing three weeks prior, when he met with a group of leaders from Rockland’s Jewish agencies and synagogues at a “community weaving” seminar in Israel.

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    When Dr. Zohar Raviv spoke to a full house of 450 attendees at New City Jewish Center on March 7, he wanted to present a fresh way of looking at Judaism and to push audience members “beyond their zone of comfort.” It’s something Raviv succeeded in doing three weeks prior, when he m...

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    When Dr. Zohar Raviv spoke to a full house of 450 attendees at New City Jewish Center on March 7, he wanted to present a fresh way of looking at Judaism and to push audience members “bey...

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    When Dr. Zohar Raviv spoke to a full house of 450 attendees at New City Jewish Center on March 7, he wanted to present...

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  • New Guidance on Holocaust Survivor Care

    On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) sent the national Aging Services Network a formal set of guidelines for providing services to Holocaust Survivors. This guidance is the result of years of Federation advocacy efforts to include language in the Older Americans Act (OAA) that specifically addresses Survivors’ unique needs.

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    On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) sent the national Aging Services Network a formal set of guidelines for providing services to Holocaust Survivors. This guidance is the result of years of Federation advocacy efforts to include language in the Older ...

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    On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) sent the national Aging Services Network a formal set of guidelines for providing services to Holocaust Survivors. T...

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    On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) sent the national Aging Services Network a for...

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    On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL) sent t...

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  • By Jennifer Gilbart, FedConnect Editor

    On December 19, Ohio became the 15th state in America to pass an anti-BDS bill, prohibiting state agencies from contracting with companies involved in boycotting or disinvesting from Israel. Other U.S. states are expected to pass similar legislation in early 2017, including Nevada and Texas.

    In June of 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order directing state agencies to stop doing business with institutions and compan...

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    By Jennifer Gilbart, FedConnect Editor

    On December 19, Ohio became the 15th state in America to pass an anti-BDS bill, prohibiting state agencies from contracting with companies involved in boycotting or disinvesting from Israel. Other U.S. states are expected to pass similar legislat...

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    By Jennifer Gilbart, FedConnect Editor

    On December 19, Ohio became the 15th state in America to pass an anti-BDS bill, prohibiting state agencies from contracting with companies involve...

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    By Jennifer Gilbart, FedConnect Editor

    On December 19, Ohio became the 15th state in America to pass an anti-BDS bi...

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  • PJ Library Awards "Get Together" Microgrants to Rockland Residents

    PJ Library in Rockland County was selected as one of ten pilot communities across the United States to be part of a PJ Library Get Together Microgrant. This $150 grant was awarded directly to PJ Library families in Rockland County who wanted to get together to create a Jewish experience for themselves and at least two other PJ Library families.

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    PJ Library in Rockland County was selected as one of ten pilot communities across the United States to be part of a PJ Library Get Together Microgrant. This $150 grant was awarded directly to PJ Library families in Rockland County who wanted to get together to create a Jewish experience ...

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    PJ Library in Rockland County was selected as one of ten pilot communities across the United States to be part of a PJ Library Get Together Microgrant. This $150 grant was awarded directly...

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    PJ Library in Rockland County was selected as one of ten pilot communities across the United States to be part of a PJ...

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  • Kramer Senior Center Update

    The Sol and Bea Kramer Senior Center in Kiriyat Ata, Israel serves over one hundred local elderly residents and has been supported by generous Rockland Federation donors for a number of years.

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    The Sol and Bea Kramer Senior Center in Kiriyat Ata, Israel serves over one hundred local elderly residents and has been supported by generous Rockland Federation donors for a number of years.

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    The Sol and Bea Kramer Senior Center in Kiriyat Ata, Israel serves over one hundred local elderly residents and has been supported by generous Rockland Federation donors for a number of ye...

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    The Sol and Bea Kramer Senior Center in Kiriyat Ata, Israel serves over one hundred local elderly residents and has be...

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    The Sol and Bea Kramer Senior Center in Kiriyat Ata, Israel serves over one hu...

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  • Jewish Cemetery in Warwick Vandalized

    Swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti were maliciously spray-painted onto the entrance of Temple Beth Shalom's cemetery in the Town of Warwick on October 8. The heinous crime was discovered the next morning, just days before the start of Yom Kippur.

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    Swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti were maliciously spray-painted onto the entrance of Temple Beth Shalom's cemetery in the Town of Warwick on October 8. The heinous crime was discovered the next morning, just days before the start of Yom Kippur.

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    Swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti were maliciously spray-painted onto the entrance of Temple Beth Shalom's cemetery in the Town of Warwick on October 8. The heinous crime was disco...

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    Swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti were maliciously spray-painted onto the entrance of Temple Beth Shalom's cem...

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  • Challenge, Innovation, Inspiration, Renaissance

    This is the time of year when Jewish tradition directs us to be reflective about the present, consider alternatives and plan for a better future. The latest revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” on Broadway couldn’t be timelier as I think about the future of Rockland County.

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    This is the time of year when Jewish tradition directs us to be reflective about the present, consider alternatives and plan for a better future. The latest revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” on Broadway couldn’t be timelier as I think about the future of Rockland County.

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    This is the time of year when Jewish tradition directs us to be reflective about the present, consider alternatives and plan for a better future. The latest revival of “Fiddler on the Ro...

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    This is the time of year when Jewish tradition directs us to be reflective about the present, consider alternatives an...

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  • Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County held its Annual Meeting on June 9, bringing together community members, agency partners and graduates to celebrate a remarkable year of change and growth.

    A great deal was accomplished at the meeting, including a presentation from the Rockland County Board of Rabbis which included a passing of the torch from outgoing Board President Rabbi Craig Scheff to incoming President Rabbi Jeremy Ruberg. Following remarks from Ruberg, Roberta...

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    Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County held its Annual Meeting on June 9, bringing together community members, agency partners and graduates to celebrate a remarkable year of change and growth.

    A great deal was accomplished at the meeting, including a presentation from the ...

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    Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County held its Annual Meeting on June 9, bringing together community members, agency partners and graduates to celebrate a remarkable year of ch...

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    Jewish Federation & Foundation of Rockland County held its Annual Meeting on June 9, bringing together community membe...

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  • Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitic Activity Increases on Campus

    In recent months, on college campuses worldwide, students and others have mounted campaigns for waging economic war on Israel, with the goal of destroying the Jewish State.

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    In recent months, on college campuses worldwide, students and others have mounted campaigns for waging economic war on Israel, with the goal of destroying the Jewish State.

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    In recent months, on college campuses worldwide, students and others have mounted campaigns for waging economic war on Israel, with the goal of destroying the Jewish State.

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    In recent months, on college campuses worldwide, students and others have mounted campaigns for waging economic war on...

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    In recent months, on college campuses worldwide, students and others have moun...

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  • Scandinavian Jews Concerned About Future

    According to a February 2016 JFNA report, many Jews feel that the “Scandinavian spirit” that had protected minorities and civil rights for so long may be weakening. With the influx of anti-Israel immigrants and anti-Zionist ideology into the body politic, Jews in Scandinavian countries are beginning to be concerned for their immediate safety, and their future.

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    According to a February 2016 JFNA report, many Jews feel that the “Scandinavian spirit” that had protected minorities and civil rights for so long may be weakening. With the influx of anti-Israel immigrants and anti-Zionist ideology into the body politic, Jews in Scandinavian countri...

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    According to a February 2016 JFNA report, many Jews feel that the “Scandinavian spirit” that had protected minorities and civil rights for so long may be weakening. With the influx of ...

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    According to a February 2016 JFNA report, many Jews feel that the “Scandinavian spirit” that had protected minorit...

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  • The Student Who Spoke Up

    Cassie Blotner, a ninth-grade student at Clarkstown South High School felt “really uncomfortable” when she saw a video in Social Studies class that inappropriately portrayed Jews during the Roman Empire. Cassie told her parents about the video later that day and the school district and Federation got involved – showing that one person can truly make a difference.

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    Cassie Blotner, a ninth-grade student at Clarkstown South High School felt “really uncomfortable” when she saw a video in Social Studies class that inappropriately portrayed Jews during the Roman Empire. Cassie told her parents about the video later that day and the school district a...

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    Cassie Blotner, a ninth-grade student at Clarkstown South High School felt “really uncomfortable” when she saw a video in Social Studies class that inappropriately portrayed Jews durin...

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    Cassie Blotner, a ninth-grade student at Clarkstown South High School felt “really uncomfortable” when she saw a v...

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  • Federation, School District Remove Anti-Semitic Video

    In late January, an anti-Semitic video was shown to three social studies classes at Clarkstown South High School, upsetting students, parents and many others throughout the county.

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    In late January, an anti-Semitic video was shown to three social studies classes at Clarkstown South High School, upsetting students, parents and many others throughout the county.

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    In late January, an anti-Semitic video was shown to three social studies classes at Clarkstown South High School, upsetting students, parents and many others throughout the county.

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    In late January, an anti-Semitic video was shown to three social studies classes at Clarkstown South High School, upse...

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  • CEO's Message

    By Gary Siepser
    I'm writing on my first day on the job as the chief professional at Rockland Federation. During the next 90 days I'm planning to do a great deal of listening. I'll be reaching out to hear your thoughts on making Rockland a more vibrant and welcoming Jewish community.

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    By Gary Siepser
    I'm writing on my first day on the job as the chief professional at Rockland Federation. During the next 90 days I'm planning to do a great deal of listening. I'll be reaching out to hear your thoughts on making Rockland a more vibrant and welcoming Jewish community.

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    By Gary Siepser
    I'm writing on my first day on the job as the chief professional at Rockland Federation. During the next 90 days I'm planning to do a great deal of listening. I'll be reac...

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    By Gary Siepser
    I'm writing on my first day on the job as the chief professional at Rockland Federation. During the n...

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  • By Diane Sloyer, Executive Director

    Every November, the Jewish Federations of North America gathers for their annual conference, known as the General Assembly (GA). At this year’s GA, over 3,000 Jewish leaders met for an inspirational 2-1/2 day conference, and Rockland sent its largest delegation. Diane Sloyer, Andrea Weinberger, Nat Wasserstein, Lisa Green and Beth Weiss-Dunn had the opportunity to network, learn and share with colleagues and volunteers from all over North America and I...

    By Diane Sloyer, Executive Director

    Every November, the Jewish Federations of North America gathers for their annual conference, known as the General Assembly (GA). At this year’s GA, over 3,000 Jewish leaders met for an inspirational 2-1/2 day conference, and Rockland sent its largest deleg...

    By Diane Sloyer, Executive Director

    Every November, the Jewish Federations of North America gathers for their annual conference, known as the General Assembly (GA). At this year’s GA, over 3,0...

    By Diane Sloyer, Executive Director

    Every November, the Jewish Federations of North America gathers for their annual confere...

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  • By Steve Gold, Chair, Jewish Federation of Rockland County Community Relations Council

    Rockland County is at a crossroads. Its residents and government officials must consider how the county can move forward united and for the betterment of all. Currently, Rockland is facing a crisis of divisiveness that is causing people to forego the essential behaviors of common sense, dialogue and tolerance.

    We need to address the issues – whether they are ensuring a fair and equal educat...

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    By Steve Gold, Chair, Jewish Federation of Rockland County Community Relations Council

    Rockland County is at a crossroads. Its residents and government officials must consider how the county can move forward united and for the betterment of all. Currently, Rockland is facing a crisis ...

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    By Steve Gold, Chair, Jewish Federation of Rockland County Community Relations Council

    Rockland County is at a crossroads. Its residents and government officials must consider how the c...

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    By Steve Gold, Chair, Jewish Federation of Rockland County Community Relations Council

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  • RJI Impacts Community During High Holidays

    The Jewish Federation of Rockland County’s Rockland Jewish Initiative (RJI) conducted a number of outreach programs in the weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah 2015/5776. The programs were designed to “get the word out” to unaffiliated Jews about the importance of synagogue life, during the High Holidays and beyond.

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    The Jewish Federation of Rockland County’s Rockland Jewish Initiative (RJI) conducted a number of outreach programs in the weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah 2015/5776. The programs were designed to “get the word out” to unaffiliated Jews about the importance of synagogue life, duri...

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    The Jewish Federation of Rockland County’s Rockland Jewish Initiative (RJI) conducted a number of outreach programs in the weeks leading up to Rosh Hashanah 2015/5776. The programs were ...

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    The Jewish Federation of Rockland County’s Rockland Jewish Initiative (RJI) conducted a number of outreach programs ...

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  • Liraz Levi Begins Two-Year Term as Rockland’s Community Shaliach

    Twenty-five-year-old Liraz Levi, from the town of Kfar Saba, Israel, will serve as the Jewish Federation of Rockland County’s new Community Shaliach (emissary). Beginning September 8, Liraz will work with Rockland’s synagogues and other organizations to build and strengthen the connection to Israel in our community.

    According to Federation’s Executive Director, Diane Sloyer, “We reviewed the qualificatio...

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    Liraz Levi Begins Two-Year Term as Rockland’s Community Shaliach

    Twenty-five-year-old Liraz Levi, from the town of Kfar Saba, Israel, will serve as the Jewish Federation of Rockland County’s new Community Shaliach (emissary). Beginning September 8, Liraz will work with Rockland’...

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    Liraz Levi Begins Two-Year Term as Rockland’s Community Shaliach

    Twenty-five-year-old Liraz Levi, from the town of Kfar Saba, Israel, will serve as the Jewish Federation of Rockland C...

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    Liraz Levi Begins Two-Year Term as Rockland’s Community Shaliach

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  • Members of Rockland’s Jewish community gathered at Town & Country in Congers on June 8 to celebrate Federation’s graduates and to hear from keynote speaker Ari Shavit, author of the bestselling book, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel.

    The program began with remarks from Rob Grosser, Federation’s outgoing president. Grosser spoke of the successes achieved by Rockland Federation over the past two years and reaffirmed that Federation is “a relevant, vibrant ...

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    Members of Rockland’s Jewish community gathered at Town & Country in Congers on June 8 to celebrate Federation’s graduates and to hear from keynote speaker Ari Shavit, author of the bestselling book, My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel.

    The program began with remar...

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    Members of Rockland’s Jewish community gathered at Town & Country in Congers on June 8 to celebrate Federation’s graduates and to hear from keynote speaker Ari Shavit, author of the be...

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  • Thirteen days have passed since the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The government reports that over 8,400 people have died, over 17,000 have been injured, more than 191,000 homes have been destroyed and over 175,000 dwellings sustained damage. There are reports from remote villages describing devastation, destruction, and dwindling resources.  

    Rescue teams are struggling to reach those in need. Nepal’s poor road network, landslides, and the limited number o...

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    Thirteen days have passed since the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The government reports that over 8,400 people have died, over 17,000 have been injured, more than 191,000 homes have been destroyed and over 175,000 dwellings sustained damage. There are reports from r...

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    Thirteen days have passed since the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The government reports that over 8,400 people have died, over 17,000 have been injured, more than 191...

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    Thirteen days have passed since the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The government reports that ove...

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  • By Timna Mekaiten, Federation Community Shlicha

    April is such a busy month, filled with important and emotional days.

    We start with Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day – which for me is a day about my grandfather and his story. He was able to survive the most horrific experiences a man could go through, make his way to Italy, and try (together with many) to enter Israel by sea but was sent to Cyprus to wait.

    And when he did make aliyah – when he stepped foot in Isr...

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    By Timna Mekaiten, Federation Community Shlicha

    April is such a busy month, filled with important and emotional days.

    We start with Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day – which for me is a day about my grandfather and his story. He was able to survive the most horrific exper...

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    By Timna Mekaiten, Federation Community Shlicha

    April is such a busy month, filled with important and emotional days.

    We start with Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day – whic...

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    By Timna Mekaiten, Federation Community Shlicha

    April is such a busy month, filled with important and emotional day...

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  • By Diane Sloyer, Executive Director
    After landing in Berlin on February 19, I boarded a bus and realized for the first time that I was part of a Federation mission – without a sign in the window of the bus that would identify us as a Jewish group. I was in Germany roughly 70 years after unspeakable atrocities were inflicted upon our people there, and we were told we should not overtly identify as Jews. Given that I was invited to travel to Germany, and knowing about the growing te...

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    By Diane Sloyer, Executive Director
    After landing in Berlin on February 19, I boarded a bus and realized for the first time that I was part of a Federation mission – without a sign in the window of the bus that would identify us as a Jewish group. I was in Germany roughly 70 years aft...

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    By Diane Sloyer, Executive Director
    After landing in Berlin on February 19, I boarded a bus and realized for the first time that I was part of a Federation mission – without a sign in t...

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    By Diane Sloyer, Executive Director
    After landing in Berlin on February 19, I boarded a bus and realized for the firs...

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  • By Diane Sloyer, Executive Director

    In response to the horrific events in France, there has been an outpouring of support from the North American Jewish community. Jewish Federations across the continent have held vigils and memorial services and provided philanthropic support to help victims’ families and enhance security at nearly 500 Jewish sites throughout France, from schools to supermarkets. Of particular concern is the safety of the more than 32,000 children attending Jew...

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    By Diane Sloyer, Executive Director

    In response to the horrific events in France, there has been an outpouring of support from the North American Jewish community. Jewish Federations across the continent have held vigils and memorial services and provided philanthropic support to help...

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    By Diane Sloyer, Executive Director

    In response to the horrific events in France, there has been an outpouring of support from the North American Jewish community. Jewish Federations ac...

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    By Diane Sloyer, Executive Director

    In response to the horrific events in France, there has been an outpouring of s...

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  • Super Jews (and Superman) to Converge on Super Sunday

    The Jewish Federation of Rockland County will hold Super Sunday – a day of fun and fundraising – on February 8, 2015 at the Rockland Jewish Community Campus. Hundreds of individuals, community groups and families are expected to attend to volunteer and enjoy special events throughout the day.

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    The Jewish Federation of Rockland County will hold Super Sunday – a day of fun and fundraising – on February 8, 2015 at the Rockland Jewish Community Campus. Hundreds of individuals, community groups and families are expected to attend to volunteer and enjoy special events throughout...

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    The Jewish Federation of Rockland County will hold Super Sunday – a day of fun and fundraising – on February 8, 2015 at the Rockland Jewish Community Campus. Hundreds of individuals, c...

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    The Jewish Federation of Rockland County will hold Super Sunday – a day of fun and fundraising – on February 8, 20...

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  • Federation Meets Innovation at JFNA General Assembly

    The November 2014 annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America drew 3,000 people to a conference center outside Washington, D.C. There, attendees could learn and dialogue about Federations’ philanthropic work, listen to presentations ranging from European anti-Semitism to crowdfunding, and schmooze.

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    The November 2014 annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America drew 3,000 people to a conference center outside Washington, D.C. There, attendees could learn and dialogue about Federations’ philanthropic work, listen to presentations ranging from European anti-Sem...

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    The November 2014 annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America drew 3,000 people to a conference center outside Washington, D.C. There, attendees could learn and dial...

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  • The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) recently awarded a grant to the Jewish Federation of Rockland, to further support the PJ Library program in Rockland County.

    Rockland’s PJ Library program will now be able to provide free Jewish books and music to children ages 6 months to 6-1/2 years, thanks to the Alliance Subscription Grant from HGF. Before receiving the grant, the PJ Library program in Rockland supported children ages 6 months to five years.

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    The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) recently awarded a grant to the Jewish Federation of Rockland, to further support the PJ Library program in Rockland County.

    Rockland’s PJ Library program will now be able to provide free Jewish books and music to children ages 6 months to 6-1/2...

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    The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) recently awarded a grant to the Jewish Federation of Rockland, to further support the PJ Library program in Rockland County.

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    The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) recently awarded a grant to the Jewish Federation of Rockland, to further suppor...

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  • Local Philanthropists Honored at Community Celebration

    Rockland residents Simona and Jerry Chazen and Lisa Green received the Jewish Federation of Rockland County’s first-annual Philanthropy Award at a “Celebration of Community” event on September 21.

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    Rockland residents Simona and Jerry Chazen and Lisa Green received the Jewish Federation of Rockland County’s first-annual Philanthropy Award at a “Celebration of Community” event on September 21.

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    Rockland residents Simona and Jerry Chazen and Lisa Green received the Jewish Federation of Rockland County’s first-annual Philanthropy Award at a “Celebration of Community” event on...

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    Rockland residents Simona and Jerry Chazen and Lisa Green received the Jewish Federation of Rockland County’s first-...

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    Rockland residents Simona and Jerry Chazen and Lisa Green received the Jewish ...

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