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Trump-era compromise on Presidents Conference chair reveals tensions

Instead of beginning her term as board chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on June 1, as originally planned, Dianne Lob will take over in April 2021

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
01/05/2020
Conference of Presidents

Conference of Presidents vote for Dianne Lob as next Chair

Another vote that took place created a new position of ‘Chair-elect.’ Thirty-nine members of COP voted in favor of this motion, while one opposed and five abstained.

Amid internal tensions, Conference of Presidents to vote on ex-HIAS head

The letter called HIAS's work with other groups "inimical" to the COP's mission

Mark Hetfield, president and CEO of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)

HIAS head blames Trump for continued rise in antisemitism, hate

‘We can’t count on our national leaders to welcome the stranger and protect each of us, so we must rise to the occasion ourselves.’

Undaunted by Tree of Life attack, HIAS continues its mission

“We’d always known there were people out there who hated HIAS, hated our work. We’d always kind of ignored them as fringe and paid no attention whatsoever to them.”

By MEGAN GUZA/THE TRIBUNE-REVIEW/TNS
24/10/2019
AMERICANS TAKE part in the annual Salute to Israel parade in New York City

UJA offers $150,000 to promote cooperation between NY, Israel

Visitors to UJA's website can learn about the five different projects and vote for the one they believe should be given the $150,000 contribution. Voting ends at 12:00 a.m. EST on Sunday, May 19.

19/05/2019

What is HIAS, and why did the Pittsburgh shooter hate it?

For more than 130 years, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society has worked to rescue refugees around the globe.

28/10/2018
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