Elyssa Rosenbaum to Compete in Summer Pan Am Maccabi Games!

Syracuse resident, Elyssa Rosenbaum, will represent Team USA in the upcoming Pan American Maccabi Games.  They are being held from July 5 through 15, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. Competing in the Maccabi Games is a lifelong dream come true for Elyssa.  Growing up in Syracuse she always wanted to participate in games for gymnastics, […]

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. […]

AN OPEN STATEMENT TO THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY OF CENTRAL NEW YORK

The Jewish Federation of Central New York strongly condemns the intolerant, inflammatory and morally reprehensible anti-Muslim rhetoric currently running rampant through American political statements. Religious freedom is a core principle of our country and respect for individuals of all faiths is a central principle in Judaism.  We cannot stay silent while anyone attempts to violate […]

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