FEDERATION POLICY STATEMENT – January 18, 2017

On January 18, 2017, as a result of the recent presidential campaign, the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Central New York wanted to publicize a clear statement reaffirming our Jewish values of freedom and human rights.  At its January 2017 meeting, the Board voted unanimously to accept and endorse the following resolution: […]

KATKO AND VOTE ON SAFE HAVEN

Efforts led by U.S. Rep. John Katko (R-NY) to designate Fort Ontario and the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum as National Parks advanced on Tuesday. The House of Representatives approved Katko’s Fort Ontario Study Act, H.R. 4204, which calls for a special resource study of Fort Ontario’s national significance and suitability required to receive […]

Gillibrand takes first step to make Fort Ontario in Oswego a national park

By Mark Weiner | mweiner@syracuse.com  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Supporters of a plan to designate Fort Ontario in Oswego as a national park received a boost Monday when U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand introduced legislation backing the idea. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., wants the National Park Service to study whether Fort Ontario and the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum should become […]

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 […]

TALKING POINTS ABOUT FORT OSWEGO

Fort Ontario and the Fort Ontario Refugee Shelter National Register of Historic Places, National Historic Landmark, National Park, and UNESCO World Heritage Site Initiatives The 260- year old Fort Ontario complex, with its rich history, is among our nation’s greatest assets. We believe the history of Fort Ontario and the Fort Ontario Emergency Refugee Shelter/ […]

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