Giving by wealthy donors in the United States is likely to remain strong but flat through the rest of the year, reports the Financial Times. Charity buoyed by resilience of wealthy donors (registration required) The economic slump is already causing financially stretched middle-income Americans to curtail their charitable donations, but philanthropic giving by the wealthy is likely to remain strong – if not quite as generous – throughout … [Read more...] about Giving by Wealthy to Stay Flat
Jewish Philanthropy. Chronicled.
A follow-up to an earlier post, Philanthropy on the Front End: Marc Benioff’s technology company volunteers to reshape philanthropy model When Salesforce.com emerged on the technology scene in 1999 with the novel concept of offering software as an online service, the accompanying PR catchphrase was “the end of software.” Perhaps less known was the parallel mantra, coined for the newly formed Salesforce.com Foundation: “the end of … [Read more...] about A Salesforce for Good
Take a California artist and designer. Add the message of Passover, the traditional story of freedom. Stir in an ROI120 seed grant and a PresenTense fellowship experience. Connect and Incubate. The result: Haggodot.com, an online workspace for Jews of all backgrounds to upload, exchange and personalize their own Passover Haggadot. Haggodot.com; truly a global seder table. Creator Eileen Levinson, in her own words: "The Open-Source Haggadah … [Read more...] about Your Very Own and Personalized Haggadah
We first wrote about LIFE back in April. LIFE, an innovative Tikun Olam program for Jewish and Israeli young adults from all walks of life, is seeking to inspire and enable; the fellows in this program hope to change the Jewish community and Israel in terms of the agenda, self-perception and way of living. A nine month long, Israel based service-learning program for University graduates with a four-month stay in India, LIFE will enable the … [Read more...] about To LIFE!
from yesterday's Forward: We Are All Implicated in the World’s Repair There’s considerable talk these days about Jewish peoplehood. Is the sense of it sustainable? For that matter, is it still alive? And on what foundation does it rest? What is it that connects one Jew to another? And what connects the two largest communities of Jews, here in America and there in Israel, to one another? Is their bond merely the residue of an earlier time, a … [Read more...] about Leonard Fein on Peoplehood
Professor Chaim Waxman writes in today's Jerusalem Post: It's the economy, 'tipesh' THE COST of Jewish living has become increasingly intolerable. At least 12 years of Jewish day school education is today the norm in the Orthodox community, a cost borne by parents. Tuitions and other required fees in Modern Orthodox high schools in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area average about $20,000 of non-tax-deductible dollars per child. At … [Read more...] about The (High) Cost of Jewish Living