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Loose Change: Federations respond to economic crisis, AJC courts young donors and the Suns win

Busy news week leading up to the holidays. It look slike the Jewish non profits are starting to act:

  • The Jewish federation in Washington has allocated more than $200,000 to emergency aid for local Jewish agencies, reports the Washington Jewish Week.
  • A program run by the Jewish Federation of Greater Cleveland that was originally designed to lure Jews to a Cleveland suburb has changed it s mission to address unemployment, reports the Cleveland Jewish News.
  • The AJCommittee is courting leaders under 50 with a series of parlor meetings in New Jersey, reports the New Jersey Jewish News.
  • The founder and executive vice president of Michigan’s Holocaust Memorial Center, Rabbi Charles Rosenzveig, died Wednesday afternoon, according to the Detroit Jewish News.
  • The elderly are not immune to the tanking economy says a Chicago Jewish News columnist.
  • The Phoenix Suns held their first Jewish Heritage night this week, says the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix (Suns beat the Jazz 106-104).
  • I don’t know what this story is about or if it is philanthropy-related (and the Boston Jewish Advocate has not responded to my request to get Fundermentalist readers free access to subscription only articles) but I can’t resist the headline on this one: “Adopt a donkey for Chanukah.”
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