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  • J-Vibe to shut print publication and maybe online mag, as JFL sunsets

    J-Vibe, the bimonthly print and online magazine for Jewish teenagers, will publish its last print edition in the beginning of September and then will most likely shut down its online publication — unless another organization takes it over, according to the magazine’s editor. That the magazine is closing is another step in the planned sunset… More ▸

  • JDC, Jewish Agency mull more cuts

    The blog was quiet yesterday because I was working on this: NEW YORK (JTA) — The North American Jewish federation system’s overseas partners are warning of a brewing financial crisis facing the organized Jewish community in the former Soviet Union. Steven Schwager, the chief executive officer of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and Irv… More ▸

  • Crawling out from under the rock of day-school tuition

    "Now that the economy has crumbled and a critical mass of people are newly broke and worried, I am inspired to “out” myself as a committed Jew who has spent the past quarter century being broke and worried, forced into a state of financial struggle and work-related stress due to the high cost (and high-priced… More ▸

  • Weinberg foundation to give out $100 million each of the next two years

    The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation announced Wednesday that it would give out more than $200 million over the next two years, including some $21 million in new grants over that time period. The Baltimore-based foundation, which traditionally gives more money to Jewish causes than any other foundation does, will also start accepting letters of… More ▸

  • N.Y. federation campaign falls 11 percent

    NEW YORK (JTA) — The country’s largest Jewish federation announced that its 2008-09 fund-raising campaign dropped 11.5 percent from the previous year. UJA-Federation of New York said it brought in $136 million, down from $153.7 million. Its announcement comes after the umbrella organization for the federation system, the United Jewish Communities, announced last week that… More ▸