The publication the JFN Greenbook on Young Adults at Risk presents new challenges and opportunities for funders. By Shula Mozes The publication of the JFN Greenbook on Young Adults at Risk on March 19th, 2019 is a landmark event. Reaching this milestone illustrates how much the field has grown since The Mozes Wolfowitz Foundation founded the Lamerhav program in Israel almost two decades ago. While it does not purport to be a narrative … [Read more...] about Young Adults at Risk in Israel
By Maayan Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy A group of 30 ultra-Orthodox young women and a secular graffiti artist recently worked together to complete a unique mural that serves both as a work of art and as an effort to raise the fight against sexual abuse in the haredi community. The project was spearheaded by Tzipora Gutman, head of the Kfar Shira high school - a new school for haredi girls who are struggling in the mainstream haredi … [Read more...] about #MeToo Mural helps Haredi Girls Open to their Traumatic Pasts
With more than 40,000 registered charities in Israel, there is quite obviously a great void in society that must be filled. But, the desire to do good does not always mean that the method is the best. By Chaim Katz In our health conscious culture, it is not uncommon for the topic of diets to enter a discussion. There is no shortage of “fad” diets, with something to fit virtually every taste and culture. As well, even without the “diets … [Read more...] about Here’s to the Success of Your Diet!
By Moshe Schapiro As the [Israeli] election turns into a tight race, campaign promises are intensifying at a feverish pitch. Leading contenders are in “read my lips” mode: they will invest more in public services and drastically improve our quality of life. However, when Israel's next minister of welfare takes over the reins of command, he or she will quickly discover the dark little secret impeding any progress - the systematic … [Read more...] about Israel’s Hidden Tax on Philanthropy
Poverty and Loneliness amongst Holocaust Survivors By Emma Eytan On the second week of the month, Raffi, a volunteer with the Jaffa Institute’s Accompanying the Elderly program, knocks on Mali’s door. He is greeted by a warm smile and the comforting aroma of a fresh pot of coffee. On the table, two cookies are placed on a glass plate, framed by a floral doily on the table. Raffi recognizes the cookies - he delivered them with the food package … [Read more...] about ‘I Live on the Fourth Floor. I Haven’t Been Outside in Years’