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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...] about ‘I Live on the Fourth Floor. I Haven’t Been Outside in Years’
By Maayan Hoffman eJewishPhilanthropy.com Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) received a $25,00 grant last month from an unexpected source: The employees of the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. As part of foundation’s BX Connects programming, and in celebration of their decade of … [Read more...] about Tikkun Olam Makers Wins $25,000 Grant, On the Road to Hitting ‘Moonshot’ Goal
By Maayan Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy It might seem as if the Jewish Agency’s Partnership2Gether initiative has been around since time immemorial - and in some way it has. However, some of the programs it has rolled out in recent years are adding a modern twist and new way … [Read more...] about MIM in Israel Breaks Down Stereotypes, Builds Bridges