It appears that CAJE - the New York City based Conference for the Advancement of Jewish Education - is the first of the alphabet soup of Jewish organizations that may be closing up shop. In an email sent out Friday, CAJE states, "It is with regret, that we have to inform you, our dear members and longtime CAJE friends, that CAJE, the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education, will not hold its annual conference originally scheduled for … [Read more...] about A Time for Rethinking and Change
Jewish Philanthropy. Chronicled.
Last week, the court appointed trustee for Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC mailed claim forms to more than 8,000 potential victims - both individuals and institutions with open accounts in the 12 months preceding the collapse. This mailing did not include potential secondary victims (i.e. those invested through Merkin's Ascot Partners). Advertisements were also published in various U.S. and Israeli newspapers. Jeffrey Katzenberg's … [Read more...] about The Madoff Loss – How Large Might it Grow
Park City, Utah is an unlikely place to find a thriving and growing Jewish community. And an even more unlikely place for an endowed Rabbinic chair. But in Park City you find key elements of community being addressed, both from a spiritual point and a learning point. For as you read yesterday in our interview with Adam Bronfman, he believes "Judaism is defined by ideas, community and a passion for building a better tomorrow." Because a strong … [Read more...] about Jewish Identity Building, Bronfman Style
Remember our post, Food for Thought, a few days back? Take a look at what the Associated Press is saying this morning: Madoff 'victims' do math, realize they profited. One thing is sure, while many investors may have significant losses, one heck of a lot of lawyers are going to hugely benefit. In other Madoff related news, Haaretz has added The Posen Foundation to the list of those suffering Madoff related losses. Posen Foundation hit by … [Read more...] about Briefly Madoff
One of the guiding principles of The Samuel Bronfman Foundation is Jewish youth shape the future of the Jewish people. Guided by Foundation President Edgar M. Bronfman, and believing Jewish youth possess exceptional vision and talent, they look to inspire a renaissance in Jewish life - to empower this demographic to lead the Jewish people and the world community. Joining his father in carrying out the Foundation's mission is Adam Bronfman, who … [Read more...] about Adam Bronfman, Up Close
Topping the (non-Gaza) news around the Jewish Web this morning, two long established, and very different, educational organizations are trying to come to terms with their future. from The Baltimore Sun: Hebrew, Towson colleges in partnership talks Baltimore Hebrew University, grappling with a long-term decline in enrollment, is in negotiations to become a part of Towson University. The state Board of Regents has informally indicated … [Read more...] about NewsBits: Around the Jewish Web