Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Tag: Charity

View the most popular tags overall?

  • Trip highlights our duty to help worldwide

    By Jacob Goldberg

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Having grown up in and around Los Angeles my entire life, I am awe-stricken by the thriving Jewish community and the venerable reputation it has made for itself.

    Considering our history, the present situation of Jews in America is one that would have been coveted by any Jew from...

  • Charity fulfills dreams of young Israeli cancer patients

    By Dikla Kadosh

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The small group inched forward through the dark walkway, clinging to one another. They giggled as they glanced nervously around at the bloody limbs strewn on the floor and thick cobwebs covering the walls. A ghastly creature lunged at them from a dark corner, and the terrified bunch...
  • ‘Giving makes you rich’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 26, 2007 | 8:34 am

    This week I am going to try to post some of the stories I’ve had sitting in the queue for a little while. This piece from Portfolio is apt for the holiday season and plays into the idea of the prosperity gospel, meaning that the more you give, the more God gives you.

    In John...

  • Have laptop, will prosper

    By Rob Eshman

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Last Shabbat at Sinai Temple Rabbi David Wolpe stood at the bimah to deliver his sermon -- and whipped out his laptop.

    I wasn't there, but I was told not a few of the congregants at the mainstream Conservative shul balked -- what was coming out next, his cell phone? Observant Jews...

  • ADVERTISEMENT
    PUT YOUR AD HERE
  • What’s so good about Judaism and the Boy Scouts?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 16, 2007 | 11:31 am


    “I see them as human values, not to say those aren’t Jewish values also. But I think it would be unfair to credit them to a certain sect of humanity. Listen, I think there is great stuff in Judaism; I think there is great stuff in Christianity; I think there is great stuff in the...

  • Magazine makes GOOD on charity lifestyle

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It was an unusual business model for any magazine, let alone one trying to get off the ground: Recruit subscribers not through direct mail or paid advertising, but by allowing them to earmark their $20 subscription to one of 12 charities.

    But to Ben Goldhirsh, the brains and bread...

  • Meet some extraordinary givers

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Naty Saidoff

    It was Naty Saidoff's son, Josh, who inspired him to become active in Jewish causes.

    When Josh attended Stanford seven years ago, he told his father there was no Jewish activism on behalf of Israel in Northern California.

    "He made me aware of the fact that our Jewish...

  • Falling dollar forces groups to adjust overseas spending

    By Jacob Berkman

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    While economists fret over how the falling U.S. dollar will affect global markets, Jewish charities that rely heavily on U.S. fundraising to support programs outside the United States are facing serious budget crunches.

    The dollar has been on a slow decline against the euro since...

  • Rethinking the system: How Federations might adjust

    By Gary Tobin

    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

    By Gary Tobin

    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...

  • UJC realigns to remain central in challenging times

    By Joseph Kanfer

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    For generations, the North American Jewish federation system has stood as the central address of Jewish philanthropy -- demonstrating from generation to generation the power of our collective to build our community.

    The 155 federations of United Jewish Communities and 400 smaller...

  • College students are a new breed of philanthropists

    By Celia Soudry

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It's not uncommon for well-established, wealthy members of a community to donate money to various causes, but these days, there's a new breed of philanthropist in town -- the college student.

    University Hillels throughout Southern California are developing philanthropy and...

  • The changing nature of Jewish philanthropy

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles has assets of $750 million, including $312 million in donor-advised funds for about 1,500 people. Donors range from those with a few thousand dollars to multimillionaires.

    Offering the built-in philanthropic guidance of a community...
  • Are Jewish groups missing the e-philanthropy boat?

    By Jacob Berkman

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    This is how easy online philanthropy can be: Yosef Eliezrie received a call one day from the Chabad emissary in Sderot seeking help for the citizens of the embattled Israeli town.

    Eliezrie, son of a Los Angeles-area Chabad rabbi, was lying in a hospital bed at Children's Hospital of...

  • Fundraising the Rabbi Hier way

    By Amy Klein

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Rabbi Marvin Hier moved to Los Angeles in 1977 to establish the Simon Wiesenthal Center, he hadn't had much experience in fundraising. But in creating the Wiesenthal Center, and subsequently the Museum of Tolerance and Yeshiva University of Los Angeles (YULA), he had to learn...
  • Teen makes a difference for orphans in Kenya slum

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Instead of splurging on a Wii or a state-of-the-art laptop, Ryan Silver, of Manhattan Beach, donated a portion of his gift money to orphans in a Nairobi slum.

    "I think the best thing you can do is help another person," said Silver, 13. "I have a better life than the kids [in the...

  • From the San Diego fires—a burning question

    By Jessica Levine Kupferberg

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    What would you do if you had 10 minutes to get out of your home, not knowing whether it will still be there tomorrow? What would you take? What would you leave? What is truly indispensable?

    These are the questions that too many of my fellow San Diegans have faced in the last few...

  • Who will love the dead?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 22, 2007 | 1:07 am


    East Los Angeles is at least two freeway interchanges and several generations removed from today’s L.A. Jewry. But there the community’s early history rests eternally, amid well-worn bungalows, rusted chain-link fences and canopy-free, sun-bleached streets.

    Head north on Downey...

  • Should charity for the homeless begin at home?

    By David Klinghoffer

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Among Jews and Christians, there is much confusion about the Bible's preferred course for addressing the needs of poor Americans, the dominant assumption being that support for the impoverished is a public responsibility.

    Recently, the issue came up in the Seattle suburb where I...

  • Eight Degrees of Charity 101

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi, physician and philosopher Moses Maimonides (aka the Rambam, 1135-1204) laid down rules for charity that have guided Jews through the centuries. Here they are, in simple English -- a good foundation for our Annual Giving Issue.

    The Hebrew word tzedakah, unlike "charity"...
  • A Primer on Giving: What to ask before you start

    By Amy Klein

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Torah commands you to give a minimum of 10 percent of your earnings (ma'aser) to charity, and 20 percent if you are generous. That's easier said than done, according to philanthropists, Jewish communal leaders, and charity evaluators.

    Where should you donate your money? How? How...

  • Jamming with the pros at Hamilton High

    By Merissa Nathan Gerson

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Kenny G reads Hebrew, knows a thing or two about kabbalah and blows the shofar at shul annually. "Because," he said, "I am the only one who knows how."

    Looks like Kenny is a model Jew. "We used to be on the road, and Kenny would insist that we celebrate all the Jewish holidays,"...
  • Angels in the hood

    By David Suissa

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    We've all seen these great organizations that help the needy and the hungry. We've been to their annual galas in Beverly Hills hotels, and we've applauded their celebrity endorsers and prominent honorees.

    In the Jewish Orthodox world, we're familiar with of organizations like...

  • Students translate charity lessons into action

    By Lisa Armony

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    For most kids, time off from school means hitting the beaches or other fun-filled attraction. For 17-year-old Neta Batscha, spring break sent her to the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

    Under the auspices of Milken Community High School's...

  • Teaching our kids how to give

    By Amy Hirshberg Lederman

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    As a child, I hated having my birthday fall in the middle of December because it meant that no matter when Chanukah began, my birthday gifts were somehow expected to count for Chanukah, too. It just didn't seem fair that I had to give up some of my gifts because of a glitch in the...
  • Alter Kayakers make waves in Newport Bay

    By Barry Zwick

    December 21, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Every Thursday morning, 11 supremely fit old men come thundering into Newport Bay, rounding up all the good rental kayaks on the Balboa Peninsula and singing at the top of their lungs.

    Most are major fundraisers for Heritage Pointe, Orange County's Home for the Jewish Aging, and...

  • Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson expected to set new charity donation record

    By Tom Tugend

    December 14, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Sheldon Adelson, frequently dubbed "the world's richest Jew," is about to claim the title of biggest Jewish philanthropist. The Las Vegas-based global casino and resort owner is slated to announce creation of a foundation that will allocate $200 million a year, according to a rising...
  • Pick a cause

    By Amanda Martin

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When I was in eighth grade, I went on a school field trip to the Museum of Tolerance. My grandmother being a holocaust survivor, I had learned much about the Holocaust and took an interest in it. At the Museum of Tolerance, however, I learned about other things as well.

    At an...

  • 7 Days in the Arts

    By Keren Engelberg

    October 5, 2006 | 8:01 pm

    Saturday the 7th

    Take a stroll for a good cause at today's 14th annual Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. More than 100 teams are scheduled for the 5K recreational walk around Hollywood Park racetrack, and those wishing to register today are also welcome. Also ambling are...
  • Jewish causes must compete to get big charitable gifts

    By Gary Tobin

    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...
    Page 3     of 6 pages        < 1 2 3 4 5 >  Last ›