Is a Federal Grand Jury about to consider charges against Stanley Chais? With the date quickly approaching when the statue of limitations runs out in various Madoff related investigations, Pro Publica takes an in-depth look at the Madoff Circle: Who Knew What? "When Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty to running the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, he insisted he was the lone perpetrator, asserting that no one - not his family, not his … [Read more...] about Did Madoff Act Alone?
The American Jewish Scene
According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, the National Museum of American Jewish History's new building is nearing completion with staff move-in planned for next month and public openings in mid-November. "Fundraising for the project has experienced a “real uptick” after a dry period of about 10 months. The increase has come as construction of the building progressed and the economy has picked up. A year ago, just shy of $120 million had … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Jewish Museum Nearing Completion
from Tablet Magazine: Teachable Moment Last week, each of the three universities associated with the major American Jewish denominations received an $11 million grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation, a San Francisco-based Jewish philanthropy. ... But the relative ease with which this arrangement was made may less reflect a burst of newfound harmony among disparate monoliths as much as a loss of power experienced by each. During the period … [Read more...] about The Limits of Cross-Denominational Partnership
by Elana Boehm One year ago, the CJP/PresenTense Boston Social Entrepreneur Fellowship was just an idea - a short-term program to train the next generation of Jewish leaders and to support and connect their ideas and passions. Many people questioned whether we could find 12 young Jewish innovators in Boston - innovators who were willing to spend five months developing skills and networking with key community leaders in order to launch … [Read more...] about Engaging, Leveraging and Inspiring the Boston Jewish Community
American Jewish World Service (AJWS), and AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, a domestic year-long service program for Jewish young adults, have announced a new name and website for their partnership. Their 4-year-old joint venture for engaging Jews in their 20s and 30s in social justice issues will now be know as “Pursue: Action for a Just World - A project of American Jewish World Service and AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps.” AJWS and AVODAH … [Read more...] about Pursue: A Jewish Social Justice Partnership