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  • Houston plants a tree in Israel

    Former New York Knick Allan Houston plants a tree with the JNF in Israel. (If his former teammate Charles Oakley did the same, would he plant an oak? Wacka Wacka.) Here’s the press release. [[READMORE]] August 27, 2009 — New York, NY — In Israel for the first time, NBA star Allan Houston and his… More ▸

  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸