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The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Federation Briefing Memo:

Every day in the headlines we learn of the worsening plight of refugees from Syria and instability throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Many of those displaced are arriving in Europe illegally in old and dangerous boats sailing across the Mediterranean Sea,…

The Jewish Federations of North America's Statement on Iran

UPDATED STATEMENT:  IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT

While the vote on the Iran agreement is likely behind us, the long-term challenge of preventing a nuclear Iran isn’t. America and our allies need to closely monitor Iran’s compliance of the accord and be prepared to act quickly and decisively …

Federation Expresses Condolences & Solidarity with Charleston

The Jewish Federation of Madison would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims in the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

This horrific attack of hatred was appalling and intolerable. Violence such as this…

Nepal Earthquake Update

Another earthquake hit Nepal this morning. This undoubtedly compounds the issues that the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is addressing with our partners on the ground.

JDC Assessing New Nepal Quake Damage, Renews Urgent Call for Aid

NEW YORK, NY (May 12, 2015) - With news of another ma…

Ongoing Crisis In Ukraine

Update from March 8th, 2016: Federations have mobilized support over the past year and a half to provide JDC with direly needed resources for Jews trapped behind the lines in eastern Ukraine, as well as those who fled and are now refugees in their own land. Our work has been recognized by th…