Marc's Remarks

Weekly insights, community news, and updates from our President and CEO

Where Do You Stand?

Two weeks ago I wrote about the new Nation-State law passed in Israel. It certainly has its supporters, yet also raised a great deal of concern in Israel and Diaspora Jewish communities around the world. 

It is important to note that the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) represe…

Summertime Love

Tu b’Av, the 15th Day of Av, is a day of happiness, appeasement and love in Israel. The Mishna (edited record of the oral Torah and part of the Talmud edited at the end of the second century) describes Tu b’Av in ancient Israel as a day when eligible young women would wear white clothes…

Israel-Diaspora Difficulties

This has been a challenging week in Israel-Diaspora relations. Israel’s “Nation-State Bill” was voted into law early Thursday morning, following vigorous debate. Jewish communities around the world have a number of concerns about this new law – especially its clauses about Diaspora,…

Excited for...

I have been away all week and was not planning to write Marc’s Remarks. However, despite having mixed emotions, I want to share some exciting news...

The Stranger

On Wednesday afternoon, President Trump signed an executive order to change the separation policy after a tumultuous week...