First came Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday, then Cyber Monday and now – Giving Tuesday. In its second year, Giving Tuesday takes place online on Tuesday, Dec. 3, with Jewish nonprofits hoping to raise money for their various causes.
A very senior professor from a very distinguished university sought me out last week, ostensibly to talk about international human rights.
As many Americans worried about the wide implications of the fiscal cliff debate at the end of last year, Jewish groups concerned about domestic hunger issues fought to protect one issue in particular: food stamp funding.
Abby Leibman, who has served in a leadership capacity at several nonprofit organizations, has been named president and CEO of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Leibman, the co-founder and executive director for the past 12 years of the California Women's Law Center, has an extensive background in advocacy in the nonprofit and state government arenas.