Loose Change: Day schools and Conservative shuls struggle, fighting neo-Nazis with Heschel
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Loose Change: Day schools and Conservative shuls struggle, fighting neo-Nazis with Heschel

From the Jewish press this week:

  • The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent has an interesting story this week about the effect of the downturn in the economy on the Jewish nonprofits in Philly. Good story.
  • Eight Conservative congregational schools are working together to talk through how they can deal with their recession woes, according the New Jersey Jewish News.
  • Conservative shuls are at a crossroads, reports the New York Jewish Week.
  • Several day school representatives in northern New Jersey are creating a community fund to help ease the tuition crisis in the heavily Orthodox area, according to the New Jersey Jewish Standard.
  • A reader of the Phoenix Jewish News explains why a tax credit in the state benefits both day schools and public schools.
  • The Jewish Farm School is starting a program for home schooled children, according to the Baltimore Jewish Times. And the paper has more on the massive rally this week by the area’s Orthodox community to keep a JCC closed on Shabbat.
  • The National Jewish Democratic Council has revamped its structure, making longtime executive director Ira Forman its CEO and hiring David Harris as its executive director, according to the Washington Jewish Week. (No. A different David Harris.)
  • The St. Louis Jewish Light has more on the mysterious disappearance of philanthropist I.E. Millstone.
  • Tension is rising within Agudath Israel, as constituents want the organization to become harder on sexual abuse, the Forward reports.
  • Four teen-run foundations in the San Francisco Bay area gave out $162,000 in grants, according to j.
  • In an apparent move to tweak neo-Nazis in Missouri, lawmakers decided to rename a stretch of road the "Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Memorial Highway," reports the Kansas City Jewish Star.
  • And for the lighter side: The Chicago Jewish News profiles a pro wrestler – “He’s Colt Cabana, ‘Classic’ Colt Cabana, Colt ‘Boom Boom’ Cabana, Chris Guy, Matt Classic, Colt Daddy or Scotty Goldman.