CEO Blog

Our President & CEO, Mariam Spheen Feist, shares monthly articles in our newsletter. Topics include a variety of items connected to our work in Dallas, in Israel and around the world.

Leading in the Time of COVID

(Photo) Staff from the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and community volunteers were honored to assist with distribution of hundreds of gallons of milk as part of the Dallas City Mayor's Milk Initiative.

In recent days, the media and community leaders have asked me how the Federation …

An Unprecedented New Year Calls for an Unprecedented Call to Action

Having been born, raised and living most of my adult life in the Northeast, Labor Day conjured memories of swim clubs closing, school opening and most importantly putting all whites (jeans, shoes, pocketbooks) away for next season. Labor Day weekend was one of my first major adjustments when…

What makes us different as a Federation

(photo) Connecting | Dallas was excited to welcome Nisa Harris to the Challah Bake. Nisa and her family moved to Dallas from Memphis in August, and are thrilled to be a part of the Akiba-Yavneh and DATA of Plano communities. 

By now you have likely seen our new tagline around town. Promine…

Finding gratitude during a time of destruction and sadness

No one can prepare you for a crisis – manmade or natural. You can read books written from personal accounts of survival, see movies portraying cities that have been rebuilt, listen to colleagues who have gone through their own community’s disasters; but, until you are faced with a crisis…

From the Heart - Here for You

As we embark on a new year I am happy to introduce you to our revamped Federation e-Newsletter. Over the past few weeks many of us have been in shul, breaking fast, gathering with friends or finding other ways to reflect on the past year and celebrate the clean slate of a new year. Past Fed…