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  • February 22, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 22, 2013 | 3:52 am

    Headline: GOP senator’s backing gives Hagel enough support to be Pentagon chief

    To Read:  Jacques E.C. Hymans thinks that the US and Israel have been misrepresenting the Iranian threat-

    As the little shepherd boy learned, crying wolf too early and too often destroys one's...

  • Forward’s salary rankings: Men got more money, better raises

    December 13, 2010 | 10:03 am

    The Forward’s second annual survey of 74 major Jewish national organizations found that in the past year, women lost ground in leadership, continued to lag behind men in pay and did not experience the same increases in salary that a majority of the men enjoyed despite these...

  • Jewish Money

    By Rob Eshman

    December 24, 2008 | 2:57 am

    Give Bernard Madoff credit for one good deed: As much as his self-confessed Ponzi scheme revealed weaknesses in the Jewish world, it also laid bare many of our strengths.

    Trials and tribulations tend to do just that -- bring to light the good, the bad, the ugly. When some people...

  • The Four Big Madoff Questions:
    Who's to blame, how much is lost, where's the money, will it occur again?

    By Dean Rotbart

    December 24, 2008 | 2:33 am

    Why is this fraud different from all other frauds?

    The Bernard L. Madoff Ponzi scheme will definitely rewrite the record books when it comes to its dollar size, duration, number of victims, concentration within the Jewish community and, yes, the mountain of legal fees it generates....

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  • Financial tsunami shakes Jewish Community Foundation

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 24, 2008 | 2:26 am

    The stock market had been hammered for more than a year, but the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) was doing relatively well, David Polak, chair of the JCF's investment committee, told the board of directors early this month.

    The JCF's common investment pool, which manages the...

  • Pyramid power (not)

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 24, 2008 | 2:12 am

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  • Madoff scheme deals new hit to FSU Jews

    December 24, 2008 | 2:01 am

    MOSCOW (JTA) -- The Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Bernard Madoff is the latest in a string of financial blows to Jewish aid programs in the former Soviet Union, wiping out a major foundation that was the primary funder of Jewish higher education in Russia.

    The Chais Family...
  • Can you say fiduciary duty? Jewish nonprofits must follow new rules

    December 24, 2008 | 1:56 am

    Based on all reports, the evil criminality of Bernard Madoff has decimated the portfolios of hundreds of individuals and charitable organizations. The consequences for ongoing charitable programs and future gifts will be felt for many years to come.

    While there should be no limit to...

  • Madoff’s ‘unspeakable evil’ shocks those who thought they knew him well

    By Dean Rotbart

    December 16, 2008 | 8:21 pm


    AP Video: How a Ponzi scheme works


    In April 2004, Bernard L. Madoff and his wife, Ruth, devised a plan to save Jewish lives.

    In the effort to bolster Gift of Life, a Florida-based nonprofit that maintains a unique Jewish bone marrow registry, the Madoffs funded and helped roll out an...

  • From Durban to Beersheba

    By Harold Brackman

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The horrid bus bombings in Beersheba on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of 16 Israelis, including a 3-year-old boy, are grim reminders that the war onterror continues to rage in Israel.

    Indeed, in 2004, the month of September has klal Yisrael reeling from this brutal attack and...

  • Charitable Yums

    By Gaby Wenig

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Thinking about doing something for Israel but don't have time or inclination to go there and volunteer in person? This Sunday you can do your bit for the beleaguered Jewish state by chowing down in local restaurants.

    On May 2, 20 of Los Angeles' kosher restaurants will participate...

  • Holy Gifts for a Good Cause

    By E. B. Solomont

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Jonathan Koch was trying to decide between two pairs of shoes when he happened to notice that one pair was made in Israel. That sealed the deal for him.

    Koch figured that others would choose to buy Israeli products if given an opportunity. So the self-described "serial...

  • Jewish Charities Get Favorable Rating

    By Joe Berkofsky

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    If you're concerned that the money you donate to Los Angeles Jewish charities is eaten up by administrative and fundraising costs, fear not.

    Most Jewish charities in Los Angeles have a favorable rating for the amount of dollars spent on their projects compared to dollars spent on...

  • Everyone Into The Pool

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Alex Fullman has always loved to swim. He started when he was 2 years old and began swimming competitively at 6. So when representatives of American Red Magen David for Israel (ARMDI) visited his sixth-grade class at Heschel Day School to encourage students to consider making a...

  • Harder Choices

    By Rob Eshman

    December 19, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Little noted amid the full-frontal assault on Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott's (R-Miss.) latest sensationalistic folly was President George W. Bush's move to ease the flow of federal dollars to faith-based charities.

    Bush's Dec. 12 executive order implemented key elements of his...

  • Dismay Over Tax Bill

    By Sharon Samber

    June 14, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish charitable organizations are not going to get the help they were hoping for in the new tax bill, since the final version leaves out a proposal that might have boosted giving by billions of dollars.

    The bill, signed by President Bush on June 6, grabbed headlines for its tax...

  • Fundraising Fluctuations

    By Julie Wiener

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    The umbrella organization for North American Jewish federations is now the seventh largest charitable organization in the United States, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

    This marks the first time in recent years that a Jewish organization has ranked in the top 20 of the...

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