[Reprinted with permission from Sh’ma Now, a curated monthly conversation on Jewish Sensibilities. These articles, examining the differences between philanthropy and tzedakah, originally appeared in October 2001.] By David Altshuler During the past eighteen months, I h … [Read more...] about “Remember CHAI”: Thoughts About Jewish Philanthropy
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By A Senior Israeli Nonprofit Consultant It’s a real problem. I just got another call from an Israeli nonprofit organization that had paid $11K to have a booth at the upcoming General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America - this year hosted in Tel Aviv - and I j … [Read more...] about Is the GA Scamming Israeli Nonprofits?
By Barbara Dobkin In 1993 I founded Ma’yan: The Jewish Women’s Project at the JCC on the Upper West Side with Eve Landau who served as its ED. We were feminists, determined to be a catalyst for change for women in the Jewish community. I was coming into my own as a feminist … [Read more...] about Funding Women Creates Transformative Change
By Judy Altenberg Jean Grossman was 16 when she first got involved in Jewish life. The year was 1943 and she joined friends organizing a program at a local synagogue. “When you grow up without a Jewish community and then you discover one, you want to preserve it,” she said. “Fo … [Read more...] about Empowered Women Change Philanthropy – and JFNA Leads the Effort
A Memo from Jerry Silverman to the JFNA Staff: Dear Colleagues, I want to share some news with you. As you may be aware, I have worked for JFNA for more than 8 years. My current contract ends September 7, 2019, and as is appropriate, our Board Chair Richard Sandler, asked … [Read more...] about Silverman Not to Seek Contract Renewal