Increased demands for greater efficiency and effectiveness are leading a growing number of North American Jewish organizations to consider merging or consolidating operations. Over the past 10 years day schools, complementary schools, community centers, cultural organizations, social service organizations, and federations have merged or consolidated. In addition, some "functional" community federations have created community consortia to share certain services (e.g., purchasing utilities and supplies, financial management, benefits coordination, etc.) with other communal agencies in order to enhance service delivery, consolidate infrastructure and resources, and reduce costs. The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), which has been monitoring and facilitating information sharing about these ventures, expects the number of mergers and consolidations to increase significantly over the next decade. This issue of Quick Bytes describes and analyzes the processes and early results of recent mergers ofcentral agencies for Jewish education with other community organizations.