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January 22, 2010

JTA Philanthropy Newsletter for Week of Jan. 22

Filed under: Uncategorized — jewishupdates @ 4:44 pm

The Fundermentalist
Week of Jan. 22, 2010 On the web at fundermentalist.com

THIS WEEK

  1. COULD THE GA BE MOVING FROM ORLANDO TO NEW ORLEANS?
  2. DAILY BRIEFING REMINDER
  3. SHAS JOINS WZO: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR JEWISH AGENCY?
  4. JEWISH AGENCY RECONSIDERING NORTH AMERICA STRATEGY
  5. ATTORNEY FOR AREIVIM SAYS DAVIDSON LAWSUIT NO BIG DEAL
  6. CHABAD COULD NET $1 MILLION FROM CHASE CONTEST (STILL TIME TO VOTE)
  7. KEEP THE IDEAS COMING
  8. FEDERATION BOARD MEETINGS
  9. GRANTS
  10. OPPORTUNITIES
  11. COMINGS AND GOINGS
  12. ACCOLADES


MENTAL NOTES

Could the GA be moving from Orlando to New Orleans? We are hearing whispers that the annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America might be in the midst of a surprise venue switch.

The 2010 GA has been set to take place in Orlando next November, but now the buzz is that officials at the Jewish Federations have decided to move the event to New Orleans.

An official for the North American arm of the network of local Jewish federations declined to comment. But the executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, Michael Weil, said that the switch is a possibility.

“I think it is premature, but we are having conversations,” Michael Weil told The Fundermentalist.

Apparently New Orleans had been a discussed as a destination for the 2012 GA, but it now appears likely to become the spot in 2010.

We are looking into the reasons behind the change.

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Shas joins WZO: What does it mean for Jewish Agency? Shas this week became the first fervently Orthodox, or haredi, group to join the World Zionist Organization.

Thus far the Israeli media has focused on the positive, homing in on the idea that Shas

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