Haviv Rettig on the front page of today’s Jerusalem Post:
As news of the Lappin Foundation’s closure reverberated throughout America’s Jewish communities – though small, it was widely seen as a harbinger for what was to come – the community it had served for so long came to the rescue.
…”The silver lining to all of this is that the foundation is receiving national and international attention as a result of being victimized by Bernard Madoff,” [Debbie] Coltin [Lappin’s executive director] said. “Our previous attempts at sharing our incredible success via the Jewish media have been negligible,” but no longer.
Coltin wants the foundation to use the attention to show the Jewish world what the charity has learned in 16 years of Jewish programming.