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From the CEO


My thanks–but sincerely this time

Posted on June 24, 2016

This Shabbat we read Parshat Beha’alotcha and I celebrate the 36th (double chai) anniversary of my bar mitzvah. Perhaps coincidentally, this month, while cleaning out an old box in my basement, I found my bar mitzvah preparation folder containing my speech and other fascinating artifacts. Reading through the speech, I see that I did a Continue Reading »

What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

Posted on June 24, 2016

A list of current articles Rob is reading

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Relationships at the Heart of Jewish Community

Posted on May 5, 2016

Sometimes change in Jewish community is painfully slow. Sometimes it takes us by storm. Ten years ago, “engagement” was barely on the Jewish agenda. If we thought about it, we framed it as “outreach,” as bringing people to us. Now, engagement seems be a leading concept in Jewish life—and that’s true in the Federation movement Continue Reading »


‘Superman’s Got Nothing on Israel’

Posted on April 15, 2016

An inspirational video entitled “Superman’s got nothing on Israel!” received the top prize at the first-ever “Inspired by Israel” video contest this week.

Journey Complete Image

Early yesterday morning, we completed the job.

Posted on March 22, 2016

On our donor wall at the Federation building, we have a quote from Pirkei Avot – Ethics of our Fathers, which states “Lo alecha hamelachah ligmor, v’lo atah ben chorin l’hibatel mimena” – “You are not required to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it.” In 1949, with Operation Magic Continue Reading »

Rob & His Award

Our CEO Awarded with Outstanding Achievement in Interfaith Philanthropy

Posted on March 11, 2016

The Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York (NENY) is thrilled to announce that our own President and CEO, Robert Kovach, was selected as City & State Reports’ 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Award honoree receiving the Outstanding Achievement in Interfaith Philanthropy award.  The award was presented to Rob at a Corporate Social Responsibility breakfast event for Continue Reading »

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  • Jun

    7:00 pm

    Dinner & Dessert Reception with Linor Abargil, former Miss Israel/Miss World, Global advocate against Sexual Violence. Minimum gift of $5,000 per household to the Federation/Israel Campaign or $100,000 to The Jewish Community Endowment Fund.

  • Jul

    11:30 am - 2:00 pm

    For more information on this event and Foundation For the Future, please contact Deborah Chapman Goldstein, Director of Planned Giving & Endowments, at 783-7800 extension 230.

  • Sep

    11:30 am - 5:30 pm

    At Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts

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