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  • GUEST SIDEKICK: Invest in innovation

    What is now a crisis of economy must not become a crisis of vision. The recent economic downturn gives us a rare opportunity to rethink the way the Jewish community is organized. The extreme contraction of resources, which we believe has only just begun, forces us all to have difficult and often painful conversations about… More ▸

  • Food banks face pre-Passover crunch

    The recession has put the squeeze on food banks, as JTA wrote in July. This story in the Forward takes a look at the growing needs: Across the country, kosher food banks and soup kitchens are reporting a surge in demand ranging from 20% to 75% higher than in previous years, as layoffs and cutbacks… More ▸

  • UJA New York cuts 11 percent of its staff

    My story on cuts at UJA-Federation of New York: The country’s largest Jewish federation became the latest major organization to downsize in the face of the recession. The UJA-Federation of New York, which raised some $153 million in its annual campaign last year, announced Wednesday that it was cutting 52 employees — slightly more than… More ▸

  • Weinberg Foundation puts temporary halt on accepting requests for grants

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