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Digesting the Jewish papers: Micro-giving in Baltimore, less state funding for NJ survivors and inne

I read ‘em, so you don’t have to, but here’s what’s happening in the Jewish news. (Sorry it’s a bit late this cycle – but not sorry I took a vacation.)

  • A young Baltimore millionaire has started a micro-giving Web site to help match up small donors with charities, reports the Baltimore Jewish Times.
  • A ruling by an influential federal judge could open the door for more government funding of religious education, says the Forward.
  • A Philadelphia synagogue put Nikon cameras in the hands of African American, Hispanic and Asian students at an inner city elementary school as part of a cultural enrichment program, reports the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent.
  • New Jersey cut $500,000 in funding to programs for survivors, says the New Jersey Jewish News.
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta has a new top lay leader in Carol Zaban Cooper, according to the Atlanta Jewish Times.
  • The Jewish National Fund will hold its annual conference in Phoenix this year, reports the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix.
  • The Intermountain Jewish News is going green.
  • The Cleveland federation will expand its program to send Jewish tutors into Cleveland’s public schools. (The Fundermnetalist wishes the Cleveland Jewish News would expand this story beyond three paragraphs. It looks interesting.)
  • A Bar Mitzvah boy in St. Louis is trying to improve literacy in the inner city, according to the St. Louis Jewish Light.