Orlando Jewish Federation Eliminates Funding

from The Orlando Sentinel:

Recession chokes off funding to Jewish organizations

This month the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando did something it hasn’t done in more than 50 years: It gave no money to Jewish organizations, with one small exception.

… The decision not to fund Jewish organizations this fiscal year reflects the impact of the recession on donations, contributions and fundraising within the Jewish community and the struggle by the federation to pay its own bills, including the $5.3 million mortgage on its Maitland campus. The federation, which operates on a $500,000 budget, has reduced its staff from 12 to five in the past two years.

… The one exception is Rosen Jewish Community Center in southwest Orange County, which will receive $125,000 this year as part of a five-year commitment the federation made last year to the new center.