Jewish Journal

Philanthropy project puts teens in charge

by Liam Keegan, Contributing Writer

June 6, 2012 | 1:22 pm

Solly Hess, West Coast regional director of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY), was looking for ways to get Jewish teenagers motivated about charitable giving last summer.... read full article

  • Jewish philanthropist Jack Mandel dies


    May 16, 2011 | 10:31 am

    Jack Mandel, a leader in Jewish philanthropy in the United States and Israel, has died.

    Mandel died May 12; he was 99.

    He and his brothers, Morton and Joseph, started Premier Automotive Supply in a small storefront in Cleveland and built the business into one of the largest...

  • Jay Feinberg wins Jewish Community Hero contest


    November 10, 2010 | 10:45 am

    Jay Feinberg, founder of the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, has been tapped as the Jewish Community Hero.

    The announcement was made Tuesday in New Orleans at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, which sponsored the online competition.

    A panel of...

  • Whither the Jewish baby boomers?


    November 9, 2010 | 12:42 pm

    As America’s 77 million baby boomers retire, they will place an unprecedented burden on the Jewish community’s infrastructure.

    They will need more services, and many will want to become involved in a community that isn’t making room for them.

    The federation system in particular...

  • Philanthropist Michael Towbes

    by Olivia Gingerich

    September 23, 2010 | 6:08 pm

    While many of America’s largest corporations have been struggling through the current economic downturn, one Southern California bank has managed to turn a profit, even as it also shared a portion of the wealth with its local community.  That bank is Montecito Bank & Trust, whose...

  • Jewish Funders Network chief to step down


    September 14, 2010 | 5:39 pm

    The president of the Jewish Funders Network will step down at the end of 2010, according to a letter sent by the organization’s chairman to members.

    Mark Charendoff has led JFN, an organization for those who give $25,000 or more per year to Jewish charities, for nine years.

  • Lorry Lokey on giving it all away

    By Jacob Berkman, JTA

    August 10, 2010 | 2:53 pm

    Lorry Lokey might have been the easiest sell Warren Buffett had over the past couple of months as he tried to enlist some of the world’s wealthiest citizens in the Giving Pledge challenge that he and Bill Gates issued earlier this year.

    Buffett and Gates have asked that their...

  • Jews on the Giving Pledge list: How they have given ‘Jewish’

    By Jacob Berkman, JTA

    August 10, 2010 | 2:48 pm

    This is what we know so far about the Jewish giving of the Jews who have accepted the Giving Pledge, according to searches of their foundations’ 990 tax forms and media reports:

    Michael Bloomberg: Already one of the world’s most generous givers, the mayor of New York City has been...

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