NewsBits: Momo and Taglit Part Company and More
from The New York Jewish Week:
He noted that Birthright had prohibited him from using the phrase “raise your children Jewish” or encouraging aliyah to Israel. And he said he could no longer promise his free Israel honeymoon gift to brides and grooms who had met during their Oranim Birthright trips.
from The Harvard Crimson:
Harvard Hillel was the victim of an alleged fraud scheme that, according to a statement issued Monday by the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, robbed the Jewish student organization of nearly $780,000 between 2003 and 2008.
an editorial from the New York Jewish Week:
It’s no secret that the United Jewish Communities (UJC), the umbrella organization of the North American Jewish federation system, has been viewed as a sinking ship for some time now, plagued by a shrinking budget, low morale after large-scale staff reductions and a persistent concern among many professionals and lay leaders in the community that a decade after its creation, the organization still lacks a clearly defined mission.