SoCal agencies form alliance

Jewish Federation Orange County and Jewish Family Service of Orange County announced June 28 that they have entered into a long-term strategic alliance. Going forward, the agency will be known as Jewish Federation and Family Services, Orange County.

“The hard truth is that we are in a time of economic crisis combined with a 64 percent increase in service demand,” said Philip N. Kaplan, chairman of the board of Jewish Federation. He cited the closure of one Jewish day school and several congregations discussing mergers.

While each organization will continue to maintain its individual nonprofit incorporation status, the alliance will be governed through increased integration between the two boards.