By Judy Maltz Haaretz.com The winner of one of the top annual awards for service to the Jewish community, Sherly America-Gosal was not an obvious pick. Forget the fact that she isn’t Jewish. America-Gosal, president of the Keren Hayesod’s women’s division and a devout Evangelical Christian, hails from Indonesia, an overwhelmingly Muslim country with no diplomatic ties to Israel. Yet, she is the first Christian individual to receive the … [Read more...] about Evangelical Aid was Once Taboo in Israel. Now It’s On The Rise. Why?
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By Joseph Lenti Twenty years ago, the Orthodox Jewish community in Chicago’s West Rogers Park neighborhood was growing significantly, but Orthodox individuals and families made up a relatively small proportion of the client population at the local Devon Office of Jewish Family and Community Service. Social worker Carole Spreitzer, then director of the JFCS office on Devon Avenue (in the heart of the Orthodox community), suspected that the … [Read more...] about The Origin and Impact of the “Orthodox In-Service”
The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago has awarded $349,890 to 21 unique projects that improve the lives of Jewish women and girls locally and around the world. The grants focus on projects that promote social change at the individual, community and institutional levels. JWF increased the support of local projects to nine and seven international. The foundation increased the number of new grants to 10 and renewed six others. The … [Read more...] about Chicago’s Jewish Women’s Foundation Awards $349,890 in Grants
The Helmsley Charitable Trust has announced $1.75 million in grants to two Israeli institutions that help disabled children and adults, as well as their families. These grants are part of a continuing effort of strengthening Israel in the field of heath care and assuring that people with disabilities have quality community-based services. The $1,000,000 grant to Shalva, The Association for Mentally and Physically Challenged Children in Israel, … [Read more...] about Helmsley Announces $1.75m in Grants to Israel Orgs that Help People with Disabilities
The Legacy of David Sassoon Building a Community Bridge by Shalva Weil In 1832, David Sassoon (1792-1864) and his family arrived in Bombay (today Mumbai) after fleeing the persecutions of the ruler of Baghdad, Daud Pasha. This wealthy merchantman, who founded a dynasty known as the “Rothschilds of the East”, was also named the Prince of the Exilarch. David Sassoon began his sojourn in Bombay at 9 Tamarind Street (today non-existent) … [Read more...] about The Legacy of David Sassoon