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  • Forward: CEOs of Jewish nonprofits fare well in 2009, but women not as well as men

    The Forward this morning published its second annual survey of salaries of CEOs of Jewish nonprofits and found that while the CEOs of Jewish nonprofits may not have had it all that bad last year, women who head organizations did not make out as well as their male counterparts. The paper queried 74 organizations and…

  • Carl Shapiro to return $625 million of Madoff money

    Philanthropist Carl Shapiro and his family will return $625 million they made in investments with Bernard Madoff, The Boston Globe is reporting. Shapiro, the Boston-area philanthropist who was among one of the biggest winners in the Madoff scam, gave heavily to Jewish causes after Mafoff made him a billionaire. He has maintained that he was…

  • Woman who fled Nazis leaves $500,000 to University of Wisconsin

    A woman who fled Germany before the Holocaust and found safe have in Wisconsin has left $500,000 to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, according to the school’s newspaper, The Daily Cardinal. Vera Croner fled Nazi Germany for Copenhagen in 1920 with her family. In 1951, she settled in Madison, and then in 1958, at the age…

  • American Jews plan relief efforts in wake of Israeli blaze

    The question now is whether the money will continue to pour in now that the worst fire in Israel’s history has been extinguished.

  • Is Steinhardt retiring from Jewish philanthropic life?

    According to this Op-ed in the Jerusalem Post by Shmuley Boteach, Michael Steinhardt, the hedge-fund manager who famously quit his job to become a full-time Jewish philanthropist, is now going to retire from Jewish communal life. We do not have any confirmation on this, but according to Boteach, Steinhardt, who has spent more than $100…

  • Is Hadassah cutting a deal with Picard to avoid a clawback lawsuit?

    The Forward reported Friday that Irving Picard, the trustee for Bernard Madoff’s estate, had filed lawsuits late last week against a number of Jewish charities and individuals who actually made money on their investments in the multi-billion dollar scam. Picard is trying to recover as much money as he can via these “claw-back” lawsuits to…

  • Jewish organizations targets of clawback lawsuits in Madoff case

     The Forward is reporting that a number of Jewish organizations have been slapped with lawsuits filed last week by Irving Picard, the trustee for Bernard MAdoff’s estate. Picard is seeking millions of dollars back from a number of individuals, foundations and nonprofits who actually profited from Madoff’s multi-billion dollar scam.  Reports The Forward: Non-profit targets…

  • Germans to give $145 million in 2011 to provide home health care to survivors worldwide

    NEW YORK (JTA) — The German government is doubling the amount of money it will provide for home care for poor Holocaust survivors, the Claims Conference said. The increase announced Monday to $145 million for 2011, doubling the amount given in 2010, is meant to meet a growing need among the elderly survivors, and it…

  • For third straight year, Germany doubling up on funding for Holocaust survivors’ home care

    The increase to $145 million in 2011 for home care for survivors is meant to meet a growing need among survivors and comes as the sources of Claims Conference funds for Holocaust survivor programs are drying up.

  • Help Israel fight fire [UPDATED]

    Donate using any of the links below to a variety of emergency campaigns in the wake of Israel’s devastating forest fire. American Friends of the Magen David Adom, Israeli Red Cross America Jewish Joint Distribution Committee American Friends of Yemin Orde (which was 40 percent destroyed in the fire) B’nai B’rith Israel Emergency Fund International Fellowship of Christians…