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In little more than two weeks, nearly 2,000 donors have contributed over $550,000 to the Jewish Federation’s Hurricane Harvey and 2017 Hurricane Relief Funds.

A diverse array of Jewish organizations rallied in support of Dreamers earlier this week after the White House announced plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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The renamed Jewish Federation 2017 Hurricane Relief Fund now will support relief efforts in Florida and other areas expected to be hit by Irma, as well as in Texas, where Harvey caused massive damage.

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Many know of Denmark’s heroic rescue of its 7,000 or so Jews from Nazi hands during World War II, along with Bulgaria’s open defiance of orders to deport its 40,000 to 50,000 Jewish citizens to concentration and death camps.

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The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago has made $100,000 in grants to partner agencies, the first round of distributions from its Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.

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As always, the Federation will absorb all administrative costs, so that 100 percent of funds collected will provide relief for the thousands impacted by this disaster.

JCRC Cyprus

Representatives of JUF’s Jewish Community Relations Council joined the Armenian, Assyrian and Hellenic communities for a July 17 briefing on the most recent attempts to end the 43-year Turkish occupation of Cyprus.

On behalf of Jewish Federations from across North American, 32 Jewish leaders representing 11 communities gathered in New York on May 8 for a series of high-level meetings at the United Nations.

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 The chemical attacks in Syria this week provoked an outcry from world leaders and organizations trying to help those affected by the ongoing crisis.

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Why India? It was the most-asked question whenever we mentioned our Study Mission for the National Young Leadership Cabinet of the Jewish Federations of North America.

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