NewsBits: First Look

Some stories making the Jewish weeklies…

from The Jewish Star:

Internet toolbar will help fund Jewish education

An easy opportunity to help your school raise money may be only a mouse-click away thanks to a new fundraising venture from the Orthodox Union.

For every single click on the OU’s Education Fund Toolbar – scheduled to launch in the next few weeks – a corporate sponsor will donate five cents to the OU Education Fund, which will be distributed to yeshivot and day schools around the country.

from The New York Jewish Week:

Advice To Day Schools: Share Resources With Community

Dollars may be scarce, but there were plenty of ideas to go around at a community forum last Monday night addressing the current financial crisis in Jewish day schools. Those ideas included: sharing more resources, enhancing fundraising and development efforts, moving to egalitarian tuition plans, considering “no-frills” yeshivot, appealing to the wider Jewish community, having day schools operate more like efficient businesses, exploring charter schools, tax credits and vouchers – even reaching out to other religious and ethnic communities for solutions.