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  • JDC: No deal on allocations split

    Judging from the positive feelings at the GA, local federations are happy with Jerry Silverman, the new CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America. But it looks like the peace and euphoria lasted all of 48 hours, as the long-running tensions between the federation system’s two overseas organizations have resurfaced. For the past 18… More ▸

  • Bad financial times could lead to charitable consolidation

    The second annual Limmud FSU in this seaside tourist town attracted several Jewish philanthropists with deep pockets. But every day that the Dow drops, pockets around the world get a bit shallower. This point was not lost on the donors here at Limmud. "When the stock market’s down 40 percent and portfolios are giving away… More ▸

  • Report: American giving between 2001 and 2006 to Israeli organizations outpaced giving to general or

    American giving to Israeli organizations outpaced American giving to general philanthropies between the years 2001 and 2006, according to a Philadelphia-based Philanthropy consulting group, EHL Consulting. EHL studied the 990 forms of 80 “American friends of” organizations that collected money for Israeli groups and institutions over that period. The findings (contained in a set to… More ▸

  • Jewish Agency powwow this month

    The Jewish Agency will hold its Board of Governors meetings at the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem, June 22-25. The 121-member board, which meets three times a year in Israel, has several important issues on its agenda, according to Jewish Agency insiders. Primarily, the Agency board will take a hard look at its budget. The Agency,… More ▸

  • Finally, word from one of the last Jews of Burma

    After not hearing anything for about two weeks, the Fundermentalist finally received word from Sammy Samuels. The young Jewish man from Myanmar, and a graduate of Yeshiva University, lives in New York, where he works as the head of information technology for the American Jewish Congress. But after Cyclone Nargis tore apart the country, he… More ▸