From the Jerusalem Post... "Here is something of a reality check about American Jewish finances. They are not what they used to be. True, we have it easier here than in most places. But across the US, the relentless news is about economic woes, the collapse of the mortgage market and home foreclosures. When traditional news broadcasts offer "consumer segments" about saving on your household grocery bill, something is sad and scary in the … [Read more...] about The Crisis of American Jewish Philanthropy
Jewish Philanthropy. Chronicled.
Google Israel - has a new initiative in honor of Israel's 60th birthday! They have decided to dedicate this year to "Our Children and Our Future Generations. " For more information and to join the campaign: Official Website: http://www.google. co.il/israelshel i Google Israel campaign Facebook group: http://www.facebook .com/group. php?gid=12838688 050 … [Read more...] about Google Israel’s Birthday Gift
Transparency in Israeli philanthropy continues to be a big deal in the press as a result of the recent JFN Conference. According to the Forward: "The Israeli government does not demand the same level of financial reporting of nonprofits as does the United States, and it does not publicly release the financial reports that it does receive, as has become increasingly common in the United States and Great Britain with services like the Web site … [Read more...] about Transparency, or Lack of, in Israel
Jewish Agency plans large-scale cutbacks Daphna Berman in Haaretz "The Jewish Agency will soon be initiating a large-scale cutback in a move that would significantly reduce staff size, chairman Zeev Bielski warned this week. Though he would not specify the number of intended job losses at the organization, he said the cutbacks in the coming weeks would "touch every department in the Jewish Agency." But he rejected claims the Jewish Agency … [Read more...] about Around Our Jewish World
In an article in this morning's Jerusalem Post, McGill professor Gil Troy, writes about the Birthright 2.0 challenge: "The best way to say "thank you" for the Birthright gift is to "pay it forward," giving something of yourself to other Jews. Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt started this visionary festival of philanthropy which the latest gifts continue. Each of us, whether connected to Birthright or not, should imitate these guerrilla … [Read more...] about Pay It Forward; Birthright Style