Fed Friday

Fed Friday is a weekly communication from JFGO's Executive Director, Olga Yorish. Did you find this information useful? Pass it along, or tell us about it. Have a suggestion for a Fed Friday topic? Email us your ideas. Contact us by sending a message to oyorish@jfgo.org.

Reconnecting with Israel and our Jewish pride

A few weeks ago, I received a response to one of my Fed Friday emails. It came from a woman who has taught at religious schools in this community for many years. We met yesterday and had a long conversation about the importance of Jewish education and Jewish educators. This woman is passiona…

Building relationships at home and beyond

The Jewish Federation is serious about the continued growth and development of its professionals, which is a prerequisite to building a strong and productive organization. Last week I wrote about Jennifer Cohen, our Director of Outreach and Engagement, attending a national PJ Library confere…

Re-imagining young family engagement

Federation's Director of Outreach and Engagement, Jennifer Cohen, and Fiona Anavi, a volunteer co-chair of Federation's Shalom Families outreach initiative, just returned from the 9th Annual PJ Library Conference. We are very proud that Jennifer was chosen as one of the presenters at the con…

We're looking for a few good leaders!

There is a famous saying in the Talmud, "As a leader, so the generation; as the generation, so the leader."
  
Today I want to talk about Federation's Bornstein Leadership Development Program, which has produced several generations of Jewish community leaders. My guest writ…

$50K in support of our community

The Passover week gave us at the Federation some time for much needed rest, but even in the middle of it we were not standing still. Last Friday, I joined a group of Federation volunteers at a meeting with Sen. Bill Nelson at his local office. The Jewish Community Relations Council has devel…