economy

  • Chabad.org in financial trouble?

    It seems that Chabad.org, the de facto global publicity arm of Chabad-Lubavitch, is having some financial difficulty. Though Chabad.org is not a chabad outpost, it is run like one, and like all other outposts is responsible for its own fund raising. I have received the following email twice in the past 24 hours: By the… More ▸

  • Jewcy’s funding dries up

    The future of the online cultural magazine Jewcy took a serious blow this week when its primary funders pulled their financial support from the magazine, the Fundermentalist has learned. According to a senior staff member of the magazine, its primary funder, theater mogul Jon Steingart, and its president, Tahl Raz, informed the staff on Friday,… More ▸

  • Fundermentalvision: The Lean Years Part II

    The Samuel Bronfman Foundation and Natan will continue their “Lean Years” series on small Jewish non-profits in a time of recession tonight at the SBF’s offices in Manhattan. If you can’t make it to the invite only lecture, the Fundermentalist will webcast the event starting at 5:45 p.m. The second lecture in the series will… More ▸

  • Union for Reform Judaism planning changes to cut budget

    Cuts coming at the Union for Reform Judaism… NEW YORK (JTA) — The congregational umbrella for the Reform movement is planning layoffs and organizational changes to reduce its budget by about 20 percent. Faced with reduced income due to synagogues being unable to pay their dues, the Union for Reform Judaism is in the process of… More ▸

  • Should Jewish museums seek non-Jewish donors?

    Officials from Jewish museums got together last week to talk about their futures during difficult economic times, the New York Jewish Week reports. Among one of the suggestions at the Conference of American Jewish Museums? Try to collect money from non-Jewish donors:   Some advice garnered groans — put on a show about philanthropists, one… More ▸

  • The Jewish Star: YU lays of 60 employees, cuts 120 positions

    The Jewish Star, a little known Orthodox newspaper, is reporting this morning that Yeshiva University is laying off 60 people and eliminating 120 positions because of financial difficulty. The moves were announced in a letter distributed by YU’s president Richard Joel, which is excerpted below from the Jewish Star story. A YU official has confirmed… More ▸

  • UCSJ seeks fiscal responsibility

    The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism sent out an email to the presidents of its member synagogues that it was taking steps to cut its budget and make sure it was fiscally responsible during the recession:   Dear President, These are trying times, and like everyone else we are challenged by them, but I want… More ▸

  • CAJE will officially close

    A month after announcing that it would not hold its annual conference, the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education announced that it would be shutting its doors for good at the end of February. CAJE, which for the past 30 years has been the primary professional development organization for congregational and Hebrew school teachers,… More ▸

  • Jewish charities look to the government for help

    With the tanking economy and the fallout from the Bernard Madoff scandal, many Jewish groups are going to depend on federal grants to get by, the Forward reports. Jewish agencies such as nursing homes and community centers take in an estimated $10 billion each year from government sources — some 10 times the amount these… More ▸