For decades Jewish federations have been the backbone of Jewish life in the US and Canada, raising billions in donations that fund communal projects in both countries and around the world.
But in Israel, the recipient of much of their largesse, a similar network of regional fundraisers has not appeared – yet.
Now there is Takdim, the first “Jewish Federation of Israel” founded earlier this year in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Hasharon. The group – which means precedent in Hebrew – draws its inspiration from the Jewish Federations of North America, and will make its debut at the federations’ General Assembly in Denver next week, where it hopes to learn how to replicate the network’s success at home.
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