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  • Where’s the celeb love for Jewish charities?

    Since the New York Times Magazine ran Natalie Portman’s mug on the cover of its money issue in March, which featured a story about celebrity influence on giving, it seems that the charitable world has gone a bit TMZ. The phenomenon is legit enough that the Chronicle of Philanthropy held an interesting online panel discussion… More ▸

  • Digesting the Jewish news: A billion for Brandeis, Israel’s losing fiscal war, and change in Milwauk

    Looks like we’re still in the midst of the summer slowdown, but these nuggets from the Jewish media are still worth checking out: Israel’s 41-year-old economic war against the Palestinians has failed, says the Forward. Brandeis University is embarking on a $1.2 billion fund-raising campaign, making it the youngest university ever to seek more than… More ▸

  • JDC shows up on Russian list of organizations suspected of fraud

    A holding company set up by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee was included on a Web site set up by the Russian State Tax Authority that named potentially fraudulent organizations, according to the Forward. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Real Estate Company, an offshore company set up in Cyprus to oversee the Joint’s… More ▸

  • Teach a man to farm

    It’s always nice when stalwart Jewish organizations reach out to the broader world and help out the broader human community. So … I enjoyed getting a press release from the Jewish National Fund announcing that it plans to pitch in at the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village. The village in Rwanda was founded last year by… More ▸

  • Eckstein makes interesting PR move

    Interesting development at the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews: The group has eliminated the position of communications director, responsible for media relations and PR. This is not a budget-related layoff, according to a source close to the situation. The IFCJ, which raises millions of dollars a year from the evangelical community to support Israel… More ▸

  • JDC-Jewish Agency deal falls through over ORT funding

    The Fundermentalist has learned that a deal between the Jewish Agency and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee over how the two organizations split the money they get from the United Jewish Communities fell through last week – essentially because JDC does not want to fund World ORT anymore. The Joint and the Jewish Agency… More ▸