The Israeli Spirit and Style of Corporate Giving

[This article is part of an overview on Philanthropy in Israel today.]

by Frayda Leibtag

In the first half of the twentieth century, before Israel was home to philanthropists and a plethora of nonprofit organizations, halutzim, pioneers, were the ultimate representation of commitment to the State of Israel. With blood, sweat and tears, they did the arduous and grimy work of building a state by ploughing fields, drying swamps and defending outposts. This Israeli ideal of getting involved on the front lines in a very hands-on way persists in the way that Israeli corporations are choosing to give back to society. Israeli companies are not just writing checks. They are inviting students into their offices and factories, volunteering in fields and classrooms and working to create a better future for Israel.

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The MiNYanim Multiplier Effect: Making a Difference in Eastern Europe

Minyanim 2013If you invest in ten people in one community and these ten people reach out another 100, you will soon reach 1,000 or more people.

by Abigail Pickus

Tamás (Tomi) Buchler is a 30-year-old Hungarian Jew who has been a leading force in what can only be described as a renaissance in Jewish life throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

Born and raised in Budapest, his story is “a bit different from the typical Jewish Hungarian narrative.”

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Are Investments in Experiential Jewish Education for Teens Worthwhile?

by Sally Gottesman Dr. Amy Sales, associate director of the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, recently wrote an insightful piece for that should serve as a wake-up call to all those who fund or … [Continue reading]

Limmud FSU Moscow Kicks Off Tomorrow

Moscow, Russia, April 123 - Over 1,000 Jewish participants, mainly from across Russia, will gather in Moscow, tomorrow through Sunday, for the Limmud FSU Moscow conference. Limmud FSU Moscow is considered the largest Jewish gathering in the former … [Continue reading]

Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders for Jewish Nonprofits


Why are critical Jewish institutions struggling to find the talent they need, particularly at the most senior ranks? a must read report for current and aspiring communal leaders … [Continue reading]

The Million Dollar Fundraisers

According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, more than two dozen fundraisers at U.S. nonprofits earn more than $500,000, and at least two make $1-million or more. YU's Daniel Forman, Vice President Development, was the third highest paid on the list … [Continue reading]