Loose Change: Tuition program scrutinized, Hillel in Pitt in trouble, Milwaukeeans feel recession

All right… it’s a new year, and one of my resolutions is a new commitment to rounding up the Jewish nonprofit news as it is reported by the local media. So, here is the first of somewhere around 52 Loose Change editions you’ll find in 2010:

  • Local schools question the transparency of a day school tuition aid program in Arizona, the Phoenix Jewish News reports.
  • Listen to the Sounds of Service: The Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning created a CD of Jewish music for its volunteers to play as they delivered food during a pre-holiday food delivery project, according to the Washington Jewish Week.
  • The Milwaukee Jewish Chronicle speaks with three Jews who have not been able to find work of any kind for the past two years – including at McDonalds. Meanwhile, the Jewish Federation in Madison Wisconsin and its Jewish Family Services organization are both looking for executive directors.
  • Jewish Camps in Maryland have received grants to help increase enrollment among first time campers and day school students, the Baltimore Jewish Times reports. And some 600 area Jews showed up for a day of volunteer service last weekend. 
  • Jewish Day Schools in New Jersey are hoping that a bill signed by outgoing Governor Jon Corzine will help ease the cost of day school burden, according to the New Jersey Jewish News.
  • A Jewish hospice opens in northern New Jersey, according to the New Jersey Jewish Standard.
  • The Jim Joseph Foundation has made available some $250,000 in aid for Jewish day schools, preschools and camps in the North Boston area, according to the Jewish Journal of Boston North.
  • Moishe House comes to Denver, according to the Intermountain Jewish News.
  • UC Berkley has named Richard Goldman, the founder of the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, its alumnus of the year, according to J.
  • The Hillel that services several Pittsburgh area colleges has seen its endowment shrink during the recession, and it no longer provides enough funding, according to the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle.
  • Students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City are forming a Hillel chapter of their own, according to the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle.
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