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  • The Jewish agenda in Washington for 2010

    Following President Obama’s State of the Union address and the start of the new congressional year, JTA asked Jewish organizations operating in Washington the following questions: “What is the one goal you hope the administration and Congress will achieve this year, and what advice would you offer them to make it happen?” More ▸

  • Hadassah Hospital doctors in Haiti

    To the Editor: Your article on Haitian relief efforts by Jewish organizations featured photos at the Israeli field hospital. The team of doctors at this field hospital are from Hadassah Hospital. Hadassah Hospital is, of course, the medical center supported and maintained by Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. Ruth Mendes Pound Ridge, N.Y…. More ▸

  • A year later, Hadassah says it is ok after Madoff

    After being raked over the coals by the media over the past year for its heavy investments that it had with Bernard Madoff, Hadassah is getting some somewhat positive press over how it has navigated the crisis. Nancy Falchuk, Hadassah’s president, got the lede in today’s widely distributed AP story about how some of Madoff’s… More ▸

  • On scam’s anniversary, more on Madoff

    On the anniversary of the day that Bernard Madoff made his confession that he had ripped of billions of dollars, the media is filled with retrospection. Here’s a brief roundup: The WSJ talks about how several nonprofits – including Brandeis University and Yeshiva University — have changed how they operate: Brandeis University, which had received… More ▸

  • Bloomberg News: Madoff trustee now says charity clawbacks possible

    After months of skirting the question, the trustee for the Bernard Madoff estate, Irving Picard, has told Bloomberg News that he may indeed go after charities that profited from their investments with the Ponzi schemer. From Bloomberg: The law requires him to file so-called clawback suits against investors that profited from the fraud at Bernard… More ▸