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  • 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 Web site I’m going to suggest one of the following two names:… More ▸