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  • JDC laying off 60 people, cutting aid programs

    Before it was buzz, now it’s official: The JDC is letting about 60 people go and looking to eliminate some programs. Here’s the first few graffs: The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is cutting programming and is laying off 60 staffers in its overseas and New York offices, its executive vice president told JTA. The… More ▸

  • BusinessWeek: Hard times ahead for philanthropy

    As part of its look at the budding American recession, BusinessWeek runs an article painting a dreary immediate future for the charitable world, as non-profits face budget shortages and corporate philanthropy faces shrinking profit margins. The story quotes Fundermentalist favorite Richard Marker: The pain is likely to be visited first, and most harshly, on organizations… More ▸

  • A kosher soup kitchen grows in Brooklyn

    The New York Times ran an interesting piece on the Masbia soup kitchen in the staunchly Orthodox and highly Chasidic enclave of Borough Park in Brooklyn. While the effects of the rising cost of food, credit crunch and mortgage crisis are difficult to see in an area where most all men where black suits and… More ▸