How one Jewish leader is fighting materialism, and making the concept of philanthropy appealing to teen girls by Stefanie Zelkind We were a small group, six women in our late 20s and six teenaged girls. We weren't especially rich or powerful, and lacked experience in strategic philanthropic giving. What we had, though, was more important: we shared a commitment to giving tzedakah, we trusted in the power of our collective wisdom and … [Read more...] about Making Philanthropy Cool for Teens
from today's The Jerusalem Post: Mor-Yosef wants to remain Hadassah head Hadassah Medical Organization director-general Prof. Shlomo Mor-Yosef - who was told two months ago by its owners, the Hadassah Women’s Zionist Organization of America, that his contract will not be extended beyond December - has officially stated for the first time that he is ready to serve another two years and participate in the opening of the Ein Kerem branch’s … [Read more...] about Hadassah’s New PR Approach: Sue Those Who Disagree With Us
After sitting through three days of meetings with Diaspora leaders, one thing is clear. By and large, they do not realize the impact of allowing Shas, the Sephardic Haredi party, to come aboard as a member of the World Zionist Organization. from The Forward: Shas Breaks Old Taboo, Joins Zionists Israel’s largest ultra-Orthodox political party is eliciting outrage from those to its right and a mix of anxiety and applause from those to … [Read more...] about Shas: Trojan Horse In the Zionist Establishment?
With the search and rescue phase of the Haiti earthquake response over, many of the emergency field hospitals have flown in and flown out, their work now complete. There is no longer an urgent need to rescue the buried and count the dead, though huge unmet humanitarian need remains. The emphasis for international aid agencies now shifts to help the living survive, recover and rebuild their lives in a sustainable way particularly with the … [Read more...] about World Jewish Relief Launches Programs in Haiti
Last week, on the grounds of the Eshel Hanassi Youth Village in the northern Negev, the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) broke ground for the first of three dormitories planned for a new resident program. This marks the first stage of an ambitious multi-campus expansion of the Hod Ha'Sharon school. The Alexander Muss High School, established in 1972 in conjunction with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, has developed into the … [Read more...] about Alexander Muss High School Begins to Expand