Sabbath 2008 documents the closing down of the ultra-orthodox neighborhoods in and around Jerusalem on the eve of the Sabbath. Image by Nira Pereg; from the exhibit Art Focus 5. about: Art Focus 5, 2008 will continue the tradition of providing a rare encounter between contemporary art in Israel and abroad and bringing acknowledgment to Israeli art in the international art scene and media, as well as further familiarizing the Israeli public with … [Read more...] about Can Art Do More?
from the Jerusalem Post: Community in Crisis Three weeks ago, a special gathering of rabbis issued an urgent call to the principals of haredi educational institutions, asking them to do their best in light of the "new situation," and to avoid at all costs a cut in the monthly allowance for married yeshiva students. The rabbis begged the principals to do their utmost to dispense the stipends on time and to avoid a situation in which the … [Read more...] about The ‘New Situation’ aka the Global Economic Crisis
an excellent and extensive report from the New York Jewish Week: ‘Genuine Emergency’ For Charities, Agencies As one former Jewish official called for a national emergency summit of Jewish leaders to deal with the fallout from the market meltdown, Jewish charities were grappling this week for an appropriate response to a fast-moving crisis few fully understand. The problem could be especially acute in New York City, where a tax base … [Read more...] about Market Meltdown
all three from the Jerusalem Post: Jewish charities fear Wall Street chaos US Jewish social service agencies and nonprofits say they expect this week's string of bankruptcies, buyouts and takeovers on Wall Street to severely cramp their end-of-year fund-raising as individuals curtail their donations and whole companies suspend their philanthropic programs. Officials at the UJA-Federation of New York, which supports 102 social service … [Read more...] about The Jewish World Speaks
Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency for Israel have reached a successful conclusion to the mediation process which has been held between the two parties over the last several months. The two organizations announced today the signing of a new agreement outlining an unprecedented collaborative venture for North American Aliyah. In this new “Collaborative Venture”, Nefesh B’Nefesh will have primary operational responsibility for marketing and … [Read more...] about Welcome to the “One Stop Aliyah Shop”