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  • Philanthropy project puts teens in charge

    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. With the help of Brandon Lurie, a YULA Boys student and NCSY regional board member, he came up...

  • The giving network

    By Dikla Kadosh

    October 21, 2011 | 2:12 pm

    Read this article in Hebrew here

    Later this month, the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk will become Caesarea, the Israeli amphitheater renowned for its magical atmosphere and unparalleled performances.

    On Nov. 20, approximately 6,000 concertgoers, most of them Israelis,...

  • Adelsons give $5 million matching grant to Birthright

    July 28, 2011 | 11:10 am

    Philanthropists Sheldon and Miriam Adelson are giving a $5 million matching grant to Taglit-Birthright Israel.

    The grant, which was announced Monday, aims to encourage new donors by doubling their gifts in an ongoing attempt to transition from large philanthropic to grass-roots...

  • 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...

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  • Madoff scandal rocks Jewish philanthropic world

    December 15, 2008 | 4:20 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA) -- Tthe securities fraud of Bernard Madoff has rocked the Jewish nonprofit world -- and the worst may be yet to come.

    Madoff, the founder of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, was arrested Dec. 11 after admitting to his board that a hedge fund he ran was...

  • Who’s Up, Who’s Down in Giving

    By Chanan Tigay

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Jewish philanthropies didn't raise much more money last year than they did the previous year, but the American Jewish community remains numerically over-represented among America's top charities, an examination of a recent ranking of philanthropies demonstrates.

    Of the...

  • Groups Pitch in With Housing, Tuition

    By Marc Ballon

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Critics have long derided Jewish federations as functionally outdated and overly bureaucratic -- the organizational equivalent of dinosaurs on the brink of irrelevance, if not extinction.

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina's devastation, though, the array of Jewish organizations...

  • Episcopal Church Saves Silver Lake JCC

    By Marc Ballon

    April 21, 2005 | 8:01 pm

     

    Just two months before its probable closure, the Silver Lake Independent Jewish Community Center has gained a new lease on life thanks to the efforts of a benevolent high-ranking member of the Episcopal Church.

    In a bid to save the center, Bishop Jon Bruno of the Episcopal Diocese...

  • The Giving Ladder

    By Wendy Belzberg

    March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    "Rambams Ladder: A Meditation on Generosity and Why It Is Necessary to Give" by Julie Salamon (Workman Publishing, $18.95).

    Even a wizard at niche marketing would tremble before the title of Julie Salamon's most recent book. "Rambam's Ladder," based on an ancient text by Rabbi Moses...

  • 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...

  • Bonded by Ghetto

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Irene Gutovicz remembers the days when members of the local group of philanthropic Holocaust survivors, known as The Lodzer Organization of California, would donate a bowl of borscht or a plate of kugel.

    "We started from nothing, having lunches. People would bring something,"...