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Do Jews give less in the recession?


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/giving/article/do_jews_give_less_in_the_recession_20101112

While economists say the recession ended more than a year ago, you wouldn’t know it to look at Jewish nonprofits. In an annual list released Nov. 1 by The Chronicle of Philanthropy of the top 400 nonprofits in the United States, fundraising at the country’s largest Jewish charities had declined by an average of 18.5 percent in 2009 — nearly twice as much as the list as a whole, which showed a fundraising decline of 10 percent. Twenty-two Jewish organizations made the Philanthropy 400, which ranks the country’s 400 largest nonprofits by the size of their fundraising totals.

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