by Miriam Bader The launch of PresenTense Magazine Issue 9: Philanthropy initiated a stimulating conversation about young Jews and philanthropy at a panel Tuesday night titled “Entitled or Enlightened?”. Cosponsored by PresenTense, The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, and … [Read more...] about Entitled or Enlightened?
PresenTense Philanthropy Issue
by Talia Cottrell Furleiter Maimonides, writing in 12th-century Egypt, could not have imagined the extension of loans beyond the limits of one’s own community and immediate surroundings. Even 25 years ago, if a Jew living in New York wanted to personally help the people living … [Read more...] about Every Little Bit Counts: Microfinancing in the Jewish Tradition
by David Russell Young British Jews are giving less to Jewish causes and to all charitable causes, and feel no responsibility to give more, reported the first, and thus far only, systematic study “Patterns of charitable giving among British Jews” (Institute of Jewish Policy Res … [Read more...] about Pitch an Idea: Enjoying the Act of Giving
by Chaim Landau Well before the founding of the State of Israel, Jews in the Diaspora were sending money to support a variety of causes in the Land of Israel. The simple model, however, of Diaspora Jews as donors and Israeli Jews as recipients, has become outdated. It is no … [Read more...] about Give and Take: Thinking Anew About Giving to Israel
by Josh Buchin For many young Jews, the subject of philanthropy for the sake of Israel does not occupy much of their time. Whether it's because the issue is too political or too overwhelming, the topic often gets pushed aside in favor of other forms of philanthropy. But for … [Read more...] about Rules of Engagement: Giving to Israel Despite Reservations