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  • At G.A., Jewish federations see future in more collaboration

    November 11, 2014 | 2:58 pm

    There was the vice president of the United States, two Supreme Court justices and an Academy Award-winning actress with a compelling Jewish story. There were Jewish professionals, lay leaders, clergy and recent college graduates. The West Point cadets’ Jewish choir performed. The...

  • Charles Bronfman: The most wonderful gift I’ve ever received

    September 19, 2014 | 2:05 pm

    Ten years ago, my children Ellen and Stephen, and their spouses Andrew Hauptman and Claudine Blondin Bronfman, gave me the most unbelievable gift.

    They founded and endowed The Charles Bronfman Prize, which annually recognizes a humanitarian under the age of 50 who is changing the...

  • Israel’s dependence on Daddy Warbucks

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 1, 2014 | 10:30 am

    In human years, 66-year-old Israel should be deep in middle age — accomplished, semi-retiring, with a beach house and ample stock options. 

    But in nation-building years, 60-plus is still young, and modern Israel seems more like a talented 20-something, handy with a tank and...

  • Building a better philanthropist

    March 7, 2013 | 4:49 am

    In the last couple of decades, a tectonic shift has altered the landscape of Jewish philanthropy. The phenomenon is not only Jewish — the number of foundations in the United States has grown fivefold in the last 20 years; the same growth in donor-advised funds has taken just a...

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  • ‘How adaptable is the Jewish community in managing change?’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 8, 2012 | 3:20 pm

    Dr. Steven F. Windmueller, Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Service at the ‎Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles and author of “The Unfolding of the Third American Jewish Revolution”, discusses the past, present and future ‎responses of the...

  • April 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 29, 2012 | 3:19 am

    Going the Distance

    ‎(Seizing the opportunity to recommend an article that features on my own ‎work) Yehudah Mirsky in Jewish Ideas Daily looks at the connection American ‎Jewry has to Israel, and whether it is really diminishing. ‎

    The research studies agree on several...

  • ‘You can’t really support the State of the Jewish People unless you recognize Jewish Peoplehood’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 1, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    Dr. Shlomi Ravid, the director of the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education, discusses Zionism and the role of philanthropy in Jewish life. 

    Is raising money from Jews still the best way to make them feel invested in Jewish life?
     
    This question was framed by an Israeli who does...

  • February 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 12, 2012 | 3:13 am

    The Ticking Clock

    Writing in Foreign Policy, Robert Haddick presents the case why this time, Israel is not bluffing when it comes to a strike on Iran.

    Yet from Israel’s point of view, time really has run out. The sanctions have come too late. And when Israeli policymakers consider...

  • Windmueller’s Wise Take

    By Rob Eshman

    September 29, 2009 | 5:04 pm

    Over at the always useful ejewishphilanthropy.com, Prof. Steven Windmueller posts a major thought piece on the revolution occurring in Jewish organizational life today. I gobbled up every insight, as I see the truth of them play out in stories I hear over and over throughout the...

  • Federation’s Stanley Gold slashes board size, reorganizes

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    The meeting was quick and quiet, 40 minutes to revamp something deemed by the new leader to be 50 years out of date.

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles had long been led by a mammoth and, some would say, symbolic board of directors. But last week the 133-member board voted...

  • Demi Moore, Tony Blair, Mr. Mayor

    By Danielle Berrin

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher,Bruce Ramer
    Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher wonder, "Will we be billed for this?" when they attend Bet Tzedek's Annual Dinner Gala at the Hyatt Regency in Century City on Jan. 22. The Bet Tzedek supporter to their right is lawyer Bruce Ramer.

    Israeli Consul General Jacob Dayan,Joseph Cedar,Uri Gavriel
    Looks like the feud is over, as Israeli...

  • Toward a better Federation

    By Stanley Gold

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    I recently accepted the chairmanship of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. Although I did so somewhat reluctantly, I accepted this new responsibility because I believe that without a healthy revitalized Federation, Jewish life in Los Angeles will suffer.

    It is no secret...

  • Engaging young philanthropists—our approach

    By Sharna Goldseke

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    I have been asked to reflect on the challenge of engaging younger Jewish philanthropists in communal life. As a member of the next generation, I have wrestled with this question for more than a decade.

    Approximately five years ago, at the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies,...

  • 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...

  • Jewish philanthropy in Israel will be marginalized if it doesn’t change

    By Gidi Grinstein

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jewish philanthropy in Israel is at a crossroads. Powerful trends are marginalizing its impact on Israeli society. More than a billion dollars of philanthropic giving from Jews worldwide, spurred by endless goodwill, passion and care, are not impacting Israel or contributing to...
  • 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...

  • Agahozo

    By Rob Eshman

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm



    Life at Agahozo Shalom

    If I wanted the kind of office where visitors shut the door and cry, I'd have become a rabbi. Or a therapist. Or an agent.

    That's why it caught me off guard when a woman named Anne Heyman sat down across from me and started, well, crying....

  • New Chairman of the Jewish Federation: I’m ‘gonna make it relevant’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Stanley P. Gold wastes few words describing the status of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

    "It is largely irrelevant," he said last week.

    What makes Gold's remark so stark is that on Jan. 1, the sharp-tongued and fast-paced Gold, a 65-year-old self-described "monomaniac...

  • Welcome to the new world of do-it-yourself Jewish philanthropy

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Last year, E. Randol Schoenberg came into a lot of money. The young lawyer is discreet about how much, but after obtaining the return of Nazi-seized paintings valued at about $300 million, Schoenberg's portion of the windfall was enough to transform his life overnight.

    Not quite 40,...

  • Peruvian Jews rally to collect aid for earthquake relief

    By Barbara Fraser

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A small storage area off the courtyard of Leon Pinelo School is piled high with boxes and bags, as staff and volunteers sort through stacks of canned milk and bottled water, huge sacks of rice and beans, diapers and other essentials.

    On the second day after a magnitude 8.0 earthquake...

  • Olmert downgrades aid from American Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    [JERUSALEM, Aug. 8] "You are not to directly quote the prime minister," Ehud Olmert's press handler told a group of American Jewish journalists I've been traveling with this week.

    This directive came today as we sat in a conference room in Olmert's Jerusalem offices. It seemed a...
  • Dumbing Down Judaism

    By David Suissa

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    You can't talk about Jewish philanthropy without talking about Jewish priorities. For many years now, a huge priority for the American Jewish community has been to fight assimilation -- what is elegantly called "Jewish continuity." It's a priority that is rarely challenged. How do...
  • Rambam’s Bunnies

    By Rob Eshman

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Just after I returned from vacation, I found myself at the Playboy Mansion.

    I know -- that sounds redundant.

    But I have a perfectly good explanation for going there, so good my wife almost believed it. I went to Playboy for the articles.

    The Jewish Journal's annual Giving issue --...

  • ‘Warrior for social justice’ Alan Solomont plays key role in Obama campaign

    By Claude R. Marx

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    If money is, as former California Treasurer Jesse Unruh said, the "mother's milk of politics," then Alan Solomont is one successful dairyman.

    Solomont, a longtime leader in Jewish philanthropic and national Democratic political circles, is one of the go-to men when big money is...
  • Hillary Clinton leads field in attracting Jewish funds

    By Ron Kampeas

    May 31, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Obama vs. Clinton is the horse race among Democrats, as the voice of change and the voice of experience pass each other week to week in fundraising and in polls.

    Among Jewish Democrats, however, it's no race, insiders in the fundraising community say. While Sen. Barack Obama...
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