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Update on the Nation-State Bill

UPDATE 7/19/18: Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) is disappointed over Israel’s passage of the controversial Nation-State Bill

Israel’s “Nation-State Bill” was voted into law in the early hours of this morning (Israel time), following marathon negotiations. This “basic la…

Some Tax Planning Questions to Consider Before December 31

A few tax planning ideas to consider before the end of the calendar year by Steven Woolf, Senior Tax Policy Counsel of The Jewish Federations of North America. Please note that the items discussed would require immediate action

Now that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been approved by Congre…

Year-End Planning: Impact of Pending Tax Legislation

Below is a memo by Steven Woolf, Senior Tax Policy Counsel of The Jewish Federations of North America about making the most of your year-end giving.

As the House and Senate spend the next few days ironing out their differences in their versions of the tax cut bills, now is the time to cons…

Following the U.S. administration's announcement on Jerusalem Embassy Act

Today, The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) issued a media statement following President Trump's remarks:

“Today, the U.S. administration announced a plan to move the Embassy of the United States in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, honoring a bipartisan commitment made over 20…

Jonathan Eckhardt Receives The Ben Minkoff Award for Volunteer Service

The Ben Minkoff Award for Volunteer Service is given occasionally to special members of our community who have over an extended period, given special gifts of time, talent and treasure. This award was named in memory of Past President, Ben Minkoff, the founder of Camp Shalom. The award was p…