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  • Sixteen Jews among Chronicle of Philanthropy’s top 50 donors

    The Chronicle of Philanthropy just came out with its annual list of the country’s top givers, and somewhat surprisingly found that the country’s most generous citizens gave almost double in 2008 than they did in 2007. (You can check out the complete list here. Thank you to the Chronicle of Philanthropy for making the subscription-only… More ▸

  • Forward says Adelson Birthright pledge is in doubt

    Birthright Israel is not assuming that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will make good on a pledge he made to the organization for this year, the Forward reports. In September, Adelson pledged $30 million to be paid over the next two years to Birthright, which takes Jews aged 18-26 on free 10-day trips to Israel. At… More ▸

  • Jewish college mag calls Birthright propagandist

    Whoever thought a year ago that Birthright Israel would become financially embattled — more or less attacked by a magazine representative of a core constituency? A year ago, the program widely regarded as the single most effective Jewish identity-forming initiative in existence was coming off a record year, sending 42,000 Jews between the ages of… More ▸

  • Adelson drops 12 places on latest Forbes list

    Bloomberg news has a piece about the hit that Sheldon Adelson – he who has pledged and given nearly $100 million to Birthright Israel – is taking in the market. Adelson, who made his billions in the gaming industry as the president of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, shot up to number three on the… More ▸

  • Inside Adelson

    Relying in part on citing reporting in the JTA, The New Yorker offers a 13-page profile of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, the third richest man in America. The piece explores Adelson’s staunch right-wing Zionism, his friendship with Tom Delay and, of course, the 74-year-old multibillionaire’s own bravado. From the story: “In my sixty-three years in… More ▸