We're not really sure what to make of this - you be the judge: from Israel 21C: Playing around online? Then why not GoGiving What do you get when you combine online gambling with online charities? An Israeli company aims to raise money for charities through Internet gaming. … [Read more...] about Gambling With Donations
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The Union for Reform Judaism recently updated member congregations on their plans for a new organizational structure that will be voted on by the Board of Trustees at a special meeting next week. The proposed structure will result in significant changes not only to URJ staff but to the organizations' membership: The 14 regional offices will be replaced with Congregational Support Centers in New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles. … [Read more...] about The URJ Restructures
We recently published Prof. Jonathan Sarna's remarks as an historian looking at the economic downturn (Lessons From The Past). The post was widely circulated, reprinted in Synagogue newsletters, placed on organization and board list-servs and picked up by other Jewish media. Here we have a response from Gary Wexler, a long-time non-profit marketing professional. by Gary Wexler Kol hakavod, as they say in Hebrew for congratulations, to … [Read more...] about From Sarna’s Lessons, 5 Actions
This past June, following a protracted struggle spanning several years for her emancipation, 28 year old Ariella Dadon managed to receive a get (a Jewish divorce) from her violent, abusive husband. "Unmasked: The Ariella Dadon Story" is the poignant story of Ariella, a courageous woman who continues her struggle for the assisting of agunot and mesoravot get (women denied a Jewish divorce). The cartoon is inspired by the genre of political … [Read more...] about Online Comic Breaking Chains: ‘Get’ this Empowering Tale of a Young Jewish Woman
The weekly Jewish papers are weighing in on President Obama’s proposal to limit charitable tax deductions. from The Forward: Jewish Nonprofits Cautiously Push Back on Obama Tax Proposal In the short time that Barack Obama has served as America’s president, the organized Jewish community has been one of the young administration’s most solid bases of support for its liberal political agenda. But now, many of the major Jewish organizations … [Read more...] about NewsBits: Around the Jewish Web
A new Foundation Center research advisory, "Grantmakers Describe the Impact of the Economic Crisis on Their Giving," examines how foundations expect their 2009 giving to be affected by the economic downturn. The advisory looks at public statements made by more than one-third of the 100 largest U.S. foundations by giving and 35 other foundation and corporate funders that have described their plans, ranging … [Read more...] about Foundations Announce Expectations for Future Giving in Light of Economic Conditions