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  • The Times’ take on the AJWS video

      The New York Times yesterday dissected the recent Judd Apatow directed public service message for American Jewish World Service. The video, which was unveiled at the 70th birthday party for its president Ruth Messinger/lavish fund-raiser for the organization, provides sometimes raunchy slapstick about Judaism from a mix of famous Jewish and non-Jewish A-listers. Apatow,… More ▸

  • AJWS starts line of kosher fair trade products

    The American Jewish World Service is partnering with Equal Exchange to create a line of kosher free exchange products. The line of coffee and chocolate products, called Better Beans will support AJWS’s Fighting Hunger from the Ground Up campaign. (There is no word as of yet on whether the logo for the line will feature AJWS… More ▸

  • Where to give for Haitian relief

    Check out my story in today’s JTA about the North American Jewish community’s outpouring of support for Haiti. I’ll get you started: NEW YORK (JTA) — The Haitian earthquake has been a major fund-raising boon at the Krieger Schechter Day School in suburban Baltimore. The Jewish elementary school normally collects about $200 per week from… More ▸

  • Relief agencies: Early outpouring of dollars for Haiti are critical

    While physical relief efforts have been slow in reaching Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake to hit the beleaguered country, the monetary response to the Haitian has been furious thus far, which will be critical to the long-term relief effort, say humanitarian aid experts. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, U.S. relief organizations… More ▸