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House of Israel Hosts 67th Annual Lawn Program

By Helene Held - Executive Director - House of Israel

What could be better than an afternoon at Balboa Park celebrating Israel? The House of Israel hosted an enthusiastic crowd when it celebrated Israel at its 67th annual "Lawn Program" on May 31.

Mouth-watering Kosher falafel, Israeli …

Saving Jews in Ukraine


As conflict in Ukraine continues and its economy nears total collapse, thousands of Ukrainian Jews now find themselves destitute and in need of basic necessities. Of these, the most vulnerable are young families and the elderly, who make up a majority of the country’s population. 
 
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Birthright Sweethearts

With each Federation-supported Birthright bus on the road in Israel, there’s a little something special in the air. Every climb up Masada and dip in the Dead Sea, every spiritual discovery, sublime falafel and new friend seems unforgettable. And often, these connections—​to Israel an…

JDC Update on Nepal

On Wednesday, May 27, Federation and Jewish Community Foundation hosted a video conference call update with Gideon Herscher on the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee’s (JDC) efforts in Nepal.. 

Gideon and JDC staff have been on the ground in Nepal, helping with strategies for…

JFNA Responds to Texas Floods

From the Desk of Jerry Silverman

Dear Community,

As you all are aware, in the past two days heavy rain has contributed to wide-spread flooding in Houston. Inundating hundreds of homes in high-density Jewish neighborhoods, the situation is a nightmare for thousands of people who have been…