November 9, 2016

President-elect Donald J. Trump
Trump Tower
725 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Dear President-elect Trump:
On behalf of The Jewish Federations of North America and the entire Jewish
Federation system, we congratulate you and Vice President-elect Pence on your
victory. We very much look forward to working closely with you and your
administration on uniting our country and on the important challenges ahead of
us all.
As the umbrella organization for 151 Jewish Federations and 300 independent
communities across North America, The Jewish Federations of North America
has a wide constituency with diverse priorities and political perspectives. As
such, we particularly appreciate your message of conciliation, and your pledge
to reach out to all Americans to bring this country together. We pledge our
support to work with you in this endeavor.
We appreciate as well your recognition of America’s and Israel’s shared values,
to the U.S.-Israel relationship, and your commitment to the Jewish state’s
Our network includes thousands of hospitals, aging and assisted living facilities,
group homes, family service agencies and vocational training programs,
community centers and camps. We provide a full continuum of care for our
nation’s most vulnerable citizens – senior citizens, persons with disabilities,
children and at-risk youth, and immigrants and refugees. Through our
philanthropic prowess and with the assistance of government support in a true
public-private partnership, we serve more than 1 million clients through our
partners in every state of the country, in Israel and in more than 70 countries
around the world. We know that you are well aware of the accomplishments of
the UJA-Federation of New York, our largest affiliate.
Please call on us at any time or on William Daroff, our senior vice president for
public policy and director of our Washington office, for any assistance in the
transition during the next 10 weeks and beyond. William can be reached at 202736-5868 or
We wish you only the best and, again, congratulations on your victory.
Richard V. Sandler
Chair, Board of Trustees

Jerry Silverman
President & CEO