Small circles of young Israelis dot a stretch of lawn on a kibbutz outside Netanya. Deep in conversation, the participants sit cross legged or stretch out, listening intently, debating. It isn't summer camp - but rather training for Jewish summer camp, North American style, … [Read more...] about Training Israelis for American Jewish Summer Camps
from The New York Times: One-Fourth of Nonprofits Are to Lose Tax Breaks As many as 400,000 nonprofit organizations are weeks away from a doomsday. At midnight on May 15, an estimated one-fifth to one-quarter of some 1.6 million charities, trade associations and … [Read more...] about Is Your U.S. Nonprofit IRS Compliant?
by Shuey Fogel International organizations have been highly successful in raising funds from the United States through U.S. based charities commonly referred to as “Friends of” organizations. These charities are registered in the States and have 501(c)3 tax-exempt status, all … [Read more...] about Are “American Friends of” Organizations a Thing of the Past?
by Lee Wunsch What is “community”? This is a difficult question to ask and, today, for many Jewish Federations, it is an existential one as well. Since the dawn of the Jewish Federation system we have led the Jewish people through their darkest hours and brightest moments. … [Read more...] about What About Our Future?
The Israel Free Loan Association, based on a Jewish concept endorsed by the sage Maimonides, offers Israel's working poor interest-free loans. from Israel 21c: Making ends meet, with dignity The IFLA, which purports to be the largest organization of its kind in the … [Read more...] about Maimonides: A Loan is Better than Charity