Rabbi Ysoscher Katz responded to the alleged welfare fraud and arrest of seven Lakewood couples in a timesofisrael.com blog (Understanding Lakewood, Understanding Ourselves). Rabbi Katz essentially claims that Chareidim get stuck on minority halachik opinions from centuries ago which frame their attitudes and lead to their
You have a meeting scheduled with a potentially big donor and you want to know what level of funding should you ask from this philanthropist? Since fundraising is built on the emotional connection the donor has to your cause, knowing the ‘why’ of what gets your donors to give
The Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC), sponsored by the Mayberg Family Foundation, is soliciting proposals to pilot innovative educational models in Jewish day schools. The objective is to identify and fund experimentation with new methodologies that foster and reward student effort, enthusiasm and proficiency.
In the past, we have written all about infographics (see here and here for example) and have even amassed a large collection of Jewish infographics (here and here)! Nowadays, it seems that everywhere you turn there’s an infographic presenting information to the masses. People love infographics because they easily convey information in a visual way—and best of all, infographics
Giving charity and being philanthropic is something the Jewish community prides itself on. Below you will find articles to videos that highlight this topic. Websites MaaserCalculator This site offers a program designed to take data from your 1040 form and calculate Maaser Kesafim, the 10% which Rambam says is the average appropriate donation to... Read more »
The generous giving of Tzedakah (charity) is one of the extraordinary attributes of the Jewish people. Worldwide, Tzedakah is responsible for the critical support of the needy as well as for maintaining the Jewish community’s infrastructure – schools, synagogues, mikvaot (ritual baths), hospitals, and orphanages, etc. A 2010 study at the University of Indiana revealed... Read more »