WHAT IS A “KUPAH”…AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?

What is a “KUPAH” and why should I Care? By Michael Balanoff According to Jewish tradition, the highest form of tzedakah or charity is giving to a central campaign or community fund called a “KUPAH.” Throughout Jewish history, in small towns and large cities, within both Israel and the Diaspora (Jews scattered throughout the world), […]

FEDERATION & WWII 1938-1948

Federation and WWII: 1938-1948 By Barbara Sheklin Davis The Jewish Federation of Central New York is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018 Editor’s note: To mark this milestone, we are printing a series of 10 articles highlighting each decade of the Federation’s work with and for the community. We hope you enjoy this look backward […]

FEDERATION AND THE STATE OF ISRAEL – 1948-1958

Federation and the State of Israel – 1948-1958 By Barbara Sheklin Davis Editor’s note: To mark this milestone, we are printing a series of 10 articles highlighting each decade of the Federation’s work with and for the community. We hope you enjoy this look backward as we continue to work to ensure a thriving future. […]

PHILIP L. HOLSTEIN COMMUNITY PROGRAM FUND GRANTS

Federation awards 7 Philip L. Holstein community program grants By Judith L. Stander The Jewish Federation of Central New York announced that seven grant applications to the Philip L. Holstein Community Program Fund were approved for funding by Federation’s Board of Directors at a January 11 meeting. The recommendations were presented by the Allocations Committee, […]

MICKEY LEBOWITZ APPOINTED JEWISH COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR

Mickey Lebowitz appointed Jewish Community Ambassador By Bette Siegel At its January 11 meeting, the board of the Jewish Federation of Central New York created the position of Jewish community ambassador. President/CEO of the Federation MICHAEL BALANOFF, said “Mickey Lebowitz will be the Community Ambassador. He will accentuate all that is good about the Central […]

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