The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) is yet another in the seemingly endless procession of lavishly-funded “charities” devoted to promoting ethnic chauvinism amongst American Jews. Last year, saying it
protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning),
it spent $42 million: it reported $185 million in assets.
Kevin MacDonald has remarked that Jewish operations of this type devote what to outsiders seems an inordinate amount of energy in mutual self-congratulation — some kind of bonding process apparently. The JFNA’s particular contribution for the past three years has been running an online poll to select the “Jewish Community Hero of the Year”. Last year over 300,000 votes were cast.