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  • Mets’ owners slapped with Madoff ‘clawback’ lawsuit

    The trustee for the Bernard Madoff estate has sued the owners of the New York Mets, claiming they should have known the money made with Madoff was done so nefariously.

  • Technion gets $5 million to develop a better battery

    The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has given the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology a $5 million grant to further develop a light, long-lasting and environmentally friendly battery for energy storage.

  • Can Jewish giving weather the transfer from one generation to the next?

    With the anticipated closing of major Jewish foundations like the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, the Avi Chai Foundation and the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, will the heirs of these philanthropists and others continue their benefactors’ traditions of Jewish giving?

  • Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund to close and be split three ways

    One of the country’s largest Jewish foundations will close in two years and its assets will be divided among the foundations of its founder’s heirs. The San Francisco-based Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund, which has about $280 million in assets, will close at the end of 2012, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The 60-year-old…

  • Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund to close in two years

    One of the country’s largest Jewish foundations will close in two years and its assets will be divided among the foundations of its founder’s heirs.

  • $50 million initiative aiming to better poor Israeli schools

    The Israel Sci-Tech Schools Network and Israel’s Education Ministry have launched a $50 million campaign to improve 50 schools on Israel’s periphery.

  • Hadassah picks ex-treasurer for top post

    The national board of Hadassah: The Women’s Zionist Organization of America has nominated its former treasurer to take over the organization’s top lay leadership position.

  • U.S. Jewish population larger than thought, survey shows

    The American Jewish population is larger than thought, according to new estimates compiled by Brandeis University.

  • Federations to dole out $2.4 million in fire aid

    The Jewish Federations of North America said the federation system will distribute $2.4 million to help Israel recover from the Carmel Mountain fire.

  • Rakitt choice to become head of Washington federation

    Federation hire: The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is coming closer to hiring as its CEO Steve Rakitt, the longtime top executive of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, but the process is not yet complete, the Washington federation’s president told The Fundermentalist. Rakitt, whose name has been swirling around federation circles in recent days,…