By Richard Marker If one reads some mailings from our field, from some of our grantees, and from all too many wealth advisors, one might think that philanthropy was and is a byproduct of the US tax system. It wasn’t and isn’t. It is not even an American invention, as any s … [Read more...] about Sightseeing to Zeitgeist: Philanthropy’s 21st Century Journey
Jewish Philanthropy. Chronicled.
By Barbara Sheklin Davis Amos Oz and his daughter Fania Oz-Salzberger, in their book Jewsandwords, write that “We Jews are notoriously unable to agree about anything that begins with the words ‘we Jews.’” These words resonate in the 21st century, an epoch rife with div … [Read more...] about A Whole Nation Whose Minds are Unlike Each Other
By Melissa Cohavi, LMSW, MARE, RJE Israel education can be challenging to present to both young people and adults in the supplemental-congregational setting. Politics, the conflict, and all of the traditional ways into teaching about Israel are so loaded, and if the learner … [Read more...] about Another Lens Through Which to Look at Israel Education
By the women* you can’t see and whose voices you can’t hear(but who are listed at the bottom of the piece to give credit to the women behind the words) Once upon a time, there was a Jewish community with lots of organizations. These organizations had leaders, and when the lea … [Read more...] about The Week That All Jewish Women Turned Invisible
Announcing A Wider Bridge’s 2019-20 LGBTQ Impact GrantsBy Tyler Gregory Ten years ago, a masked gunman walked into the Bar Noar LGBTQ Youth Center, run by our grantee, the Aguda - Israel LGBTQ Taskforce, and opened fire. Teenager Liz Trubeshi and youth guide Nir Katz were m … [Read more...] about Breaking the Political and Religious Stalemate on LGBTQ Rights in Israel