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  • Atlanta layoffs

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta has laid off close to 20 percent of its staff, according to an email sent out by its president Steve Rakitt. Rakitt included the following passage as part of his weekly e-mail update: It was a tough day at the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta on Wednesday, when we… More ▸

  • UJA New York cuts 11 percent of its staff

    My story on cuts at UJA-Federation of New York: The country’s largest Jewish federation became the latest major organization to downsize in the face of the recession. The UJA-Federation of New York, which raised some $153 million in its annual campaign last year, announced Wednesday that it was cutting 52 employees — slightly more than… More ▸

  • Another Jewish newspaper downsizes

    The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle — in the Fundermentalist’s opinion one of the finest small-market Jewish newspapers around — will cut its staff by two-thirds and will be switching to a monthly format after being hit hard by the economic downturn. Here is the announcement from the paper’s Web site: Following a decision by the Milwaukee… More ▸

  • More good news from Cleveland: The Madoff losses

    Some major Jewish institutions were caught up in the Madoff scandal, according to the Cleveland Jewish News: Dozens of Cleveland Jewish nonprofit organizations large and small have received generous gifts from two family foundations that invested considerable sums – and sustained significant losses – with Bernard Madoff. Those donations, made in 2007 and 2008, are… More ▸

  • In hard times, Hadassah will stay the course

    The Jerusalem Post has a lengthy interview with the president of Hadassah, Nancy Falchuk. The top lay leader at Hadassah has had to endure some trying times of late – primarily overseeing significant layoffs and watching as Hadassah emerged as one of Bernard Madoff’s most significant nonprofit victims. But, Falchuk told the JPost, Hadassah long… More ▸

  • Globe: Foundations cut back giving

    The Boston Globe, this morning, has a story about foundations cutting back their giving because of falling investments. The story also focuses on a couple of Jewish foundations that lost money the old fashioned way. They had it stolen: Some foundations that invested money with financier Bernard L. Madoff are in even worse shape. The… More ▸

  • Forward: Is there a Jewish way to to make layoffs

    The Forward takes a look inside recent layoffs at the American Jewish Congress and YIVO, and then asks the question “Is there a Jewish way to layoff?” The answer according to the Forward seems to be yes. Here are a few ethical rules of thumb the interviewees put forward: Don’t lay off people who are… More ▸

  • YU and OU enter the job market

    Yeshiva University and the Orthodox Union are getting into the jobs business: YU is holding a job fair Feb. 26, and the OU has started a job posting board. If they ever decide to go into a joint venture on a monster.com-like Web site I’m going to suggest one of the following two names: jobshatchen.com… More ▸