Talking Truth About Jewish Federations


Publication Date: November 2007

Publisher: Institute for Jewish and Community Research

Author(s): Gary A. Tobin

Research Area: Banking and finance; Culture and religion

Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Allocations; Fundraising and Philanthropy

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The author calls for Jewish federations to reclaim their role as "powerhouses in Jewish philanthropy" by defining their purpose and creating ways to measure success. He suggests focusing the General Assembly (the annual conference of the federation movement) on four themes: telling the truth about endowments, retooling the broken federation-agency system, coming to terms with the annual campaign, and administration and function.