Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies

Some Federations Rebounding From The Great Recession

01/06/2016 - 09:22
Special To The Jewish Week

Here’s some good news as we enter 2016. The latest update of the “The Jewish GDP (Gross Domestic Product)” study shows that Jewish federations in the U.S. have finally begun to recover from the Great Recession that began in 2008. The new study reports that federations’ total revenues significantly increased since the last published study, one year ago, but that some federations are doing far better than others.

Mark Pearlman

Synagogue Members Give The Most Charity

New study suggests benefits in widening the pool for charitable donations.

01/13/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

American Jews who are members of synagogues are more likely to give to both Jewish and non-Jewish charitable causes than non-synagogue members, but those who identify with a denomination of Judaism while not belonging to a congregation are also generous givers. And Orthodox Jews are as likely as non-Orthodox ones to give to non-Jewish causes.

Jumpstart’s Shawn Landres: Report emphasizes “the extent to which [charitable] giving is empowered by Jewish engagement.”

Study: Jewish Giving Is Strong, But Worries Down The Road

09/01/2013 - 20:00
Editor & Publisher

On the surface the major findings of the just-released National Study of American Jewish Giving are encouraging, indicating that Jews have one of the highest levels of charity of any group in America, contributing generously to both Jewish and non-Jewish causes.

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