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Jewish Community Leadership

On the evening of September 30th Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden hosted a reception at their home for Jew...

On the evening of September 30th Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden hosted a reception at their home for Jewish Community leadership. Lee Sherman and Shelley Rood were honored to be among the 100 guests and to represent the work of the AJFCA network. In his remarks, the Vice President spoke about his strong commitment to ensuring that Holocaust Survivors live their lives in dignity, and acknowledged the great work of Aviva Sufian, U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Survivor Services, and the supports being provided by our Jewish human services agencies. Click here to view photos. 

Election Year Advocacy

As the general elections approach on November 4th, there is increased scrutiny over the activities of charitable orga...

As the general elections approach on November 4th, there is increased scrutiny over the activities of charitable organizations. While we encourage relevant policy questions of elected officials and those seeking office, there are distinct lines in which we may not cross. This memo offers guidance from The Jewish Federations of North America. Please contact Shelley Rood if you have any questions.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coali...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women's advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. Click here to view a compilation of AJFCA member agency domestic violence professionals' original publications addressing domestic violence in their communities in an effort to raise awareness of this devastating epidemic.