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Jewish Journal

Gary Tobin

  • Don’t build walls to keep out non-Jews

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    A study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life shows that Americans are switching religions more than ever. As many as one of every two adults does not practice the religion in which they were born or raised.

    Evangelical and nondenominational Protestantism are the winners....

  • Rethinking the system: How Federations might adjust

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    North American federations could and should be doing much better than they are. They matter. They are important. They embody the ideas of community, common cause and the ability to respond to collective concerns. They are vital institutions, and we want them to succeed.

    Federations...

  • Don’t chastise Jews’ grants to non-Jewish causes

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish foundations are growing by leaps and bounds, giving away billions of dollars and supporting practically every cause and organization that you can

    imagine. This is good news, unless of course you are in the camp that believes Jews and the foundations they create are misguided...

  • Five ways to make <I>your</I> federation better

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Federations are one of the great success stories in American philanthropy. They attract thousands of volunteers and contributors, raise hundreds of millions of dollars, manage billions of dollars in a wide array of endowments and philanthropic funds, and mount special campaigns and...
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  • Jewish causes must compete to get big charitable gifts

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Roland Stanton's $100 million gift to Yeshiva University is the largest ever to a U.S. Jewish institution. Yet as Stanton himself said, "There are plenty of people who could do it."
     
    Our research shows he's right: Dozens of Jewish philanthropists are capable of equaling Stanton's...
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