Executive Director's Message

Executive Director Alan Margolies' message

Emergency Campaign Effort

Dear Friends:

Last Friday I wrote to you from Jerusalem. Sadly, there is little, if any, progress as hundreds of rockets continue to be fired into Israel. Below is a letter to the editor sent to the Times-Union.

On our national mission co-chaired by Federation Past President Dr. Scot A…

Stop the sirens

During these frightening and life-threatening times, our international partners are working round the clock providing what is literally life-saving services to the residents in the southern part of Israel. Please consider making a donation.

Operation Protective Edge

Everyone is concerned over the situation in Israel. I want to provide a summary of what we are receiving from our national organization, from our partner agencies in Israel and other sources.

Annual Meeting 2014

Photo: Sandy Zimmerman and family

By now, I imagine most members of the community are aware that our Jewish community is the only one in which the Jewish Federation and our local Jewish agencies - the Jewish Community Alliance, Jewish Family & Community Services, River Garden Hebrew Home …


Sometimes I am asked what is the value added for having our national organization, the Jewish Federations of North America. 
One of the most clear and important examples is occurring right now, as JFNA works in partnership with our international partners in response to the fragile situatio…