From the CEO

Team-Ups

Monday night we hosted a fantastic Yom Ha’Atzmaut program. Many thanks to our event partners State of Israel Bonds and the Capital District Board of Rabbis and Cantors.
 
As I’m sure you are aware, I am a huge fan of collaborations. In the comic book world (I collect them), we call co…

JFNA statement

I rarely, if ever, publicly share my political views, and I never take a political position on behalf of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY. I do, of course, regularly share that Jewish Federation and I are unapologetic Zionists, but I refuse to accept that this is a political statemen…

How can I help?

Since October 7th, we have seen a truly remarkable outpouring of support for Israel. Locally, we raised an additional $2.1 million (above our normal fundraising for Israel and local needs), which was part of more than $800 million raised by all Jewish Federations of North America. We collect…

Achdut

Community Shabbat was another huge success this week, not because the whole event went off without a hitch, but because it represented achdut—Jewish unity, at its finest.
 
We are a communal people. We study in pairs. We pray with at least 10. Yet, we disagree and we fight. We have poli…

Sunset - Sunrise

At our upcoming Passover Seders, we will be rehashing the ten plagues inflicted by God on the Egyptians. What I find interesting about the plagues is that each of the plagues was based on a natural occurrence, but with some sort of supernatural twist. Frogs, for example, are natural, but the…