“Jewish Values & the Ethical Now: A Conference in Celebration of Rabbi David A. Teutsch, Ph.D” will test a new model for exploring such questions. Organized by the Levin-Lieber Program in Jewish Ethics, a project of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College’s Center for Jewish Ethics, the conference will take place on March 10-11 at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. The gathering of academics, religious leaders … [Read more...] about Jewish Ethics Conference Gathers Academics, Rabbis and Communal Leaders to Explore Contemporary Questions in a Jewish Framework
By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D. During a time frame where the ethical behavior of leaders in all different fields of endeavor has come under increasing attention, what role do codes of conduct play within our community? Such documents articulate the ethical standards that an organization or professional group wishes to foster with its leadership. In some measure, such declarations serve as a public statement of what the association strives to … [Read more...] about The Ethical Imperatives: Codes of Conduct and Jewish Practice
By Mira Wasserman In 5778, the hashtags #TimesUp #MeToo #GamAni sparked a broad communal conversation about abuses of power on the part of individuals and institutions, within and beyond the Jewish community. The year brought revelations of misconduct among celebrities and government officials, and in Jewish schools, organizations, and synagogues. Now, powerful people who abuse their power are being held accountable, and this is a development … [Read more...] about Jewish Ethics, #MeToo and Crowd-Sourced Responsa
By Terri Lynn Helge The activist group Prescription Addiction Intervention Now, or PAIN, is organizing protests across the country at museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Sackler wing in New York City, Washington’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Harvard Art Museums. These protesters aim to pressure the Sackler family, which amassed a fortune after founding Purdue Pharma - the drugmaker that launched the opioid industry. As … [Read more...] about It’s Harder than you Might Expect for Charities to Give Back Tainted Money
Working in the nonprofit sector is not a decision to take a vow of poverty. None choose to work in this sector to get rich, but nor should they be committed to be poor.
By Richard Marker
This post is not a political post about the current president of the United States. It is about foundation behavior. The NY AG case against the Trump Foundation is pretty solid. Not every illegal behavior identified in that suit would typically warrant … [Read more...] about Do [Philanthropic] Ends Justify [Philanthropic] Means?
Two Examples of Philanthro-ethics and Equity