Charitable Giving 2009

Staff Writer
Monday, September 21, 2009 - 20:00
Charitable Giving Directory   American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) 1430 Broadway, 8th Floor New York, NY 10018 212-687-7721 Toll Free: 800-962-2248 Fax: 212-302-6443 Contact Person: Joe Cofield Email: American Associates, Ben Gurion University of the Negev plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion’s vision, creating a world-class institution of education in the Israeli desert, nurturing the Negev community and sharing the University’s expertise. American Friends of Bar-Ilan University 160 East 56th Street New York, NY 10022 212-906-3900 Contact person:  Gary Baskind, New York Regional Director Email: The American Friends of Bar-Ilan University (AFBIU) increases the awareness of, and support for the fastest growing university in Israel with an international reputation in cutting edge scientific research and Jewish studies. AFBIU provides opportunities to partner with Bar-Ilan University in projects that make a difference for Israel, the Jewish people and society at large. American Friends of Magen David Adom  352 Seventh Avenue, Suite 400 New York, NY 10001 Toll-Free : (866) 632-2763 (212) 757-1627 Contact Person: Gary Perl, Northeast Regional Director Email: American Friends of Magen David Adom supports the life saving efforts of MDA in Israel and represents Magen David Adom in the United States.  Magen David Adom is Israel’s only government-mandated ambulance and emergency medical responders, serving as the nation’s second line of defense with medical, disaster, ambulance and blood services. < American Friends of Reuth Medical and Life Care Centers 390 Fifth Avenue, Suite 900 New York, NY 10018 Contact Person:  Tamar Major, Executive Director Email: Reuth is one of Israel’s oldest and largest non-profit organizations, providing health care and social welfare programs to all who need it, including children, wounded soldiers and the elderly. American Friends of The Hebrew University One Battery Park Plaza, 25th Floor New York, NY 10004 212-607-8500 Contact Person: Peter T. Willner, National Executive Director Email: American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) is a national, not-for-profit organization, which provides programs and events in support of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. American Jewish World Service (AJWS) 45 West 36th Street New York, NY 10018 212-792-2900 Contact person:  Suzanne Offen Email: AJWS is an international development organization motivated by Judaism’s imperative to pursue justice. AJWS is dedicated to alleviating poverty, hunger and disease among the people of the developing world regardless of race, religion or nationality. AMIT 817 Broadway New York, NY 10003 212-477-4720 Contact Person: Dr. Francine Stein, President Email: Amit builds a stronger Israel through the education of its children in more than 75 schools and programs.  Currently enrolls 20,000 students from kindergarten through junior college in 23 cities, development towns and other communities. Anti-Defamation League 605 Third Avenue New York, NY 10158 1-888-235-9710 Contact person: Lisa Lager, Director, National Planned Giving, Legacy and Endowments Email: ADL was founded in 1913 “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all” and is now the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency. Bnai Zion Foundation 136 East 39th Street New York, NY 10016 Contact Person: Cheryl Bier Email: Bnai Zion supports humanitarian projects in Israel including the Bnai Zion Medical Center, Ahava Village for Children & Youth, the Quittman Center, the David Yellin Academic College of Education and the city Ma’aleh Adumim. Chamah 27 William Street Contact Person: Hillel Zaltzman Email: Chamah is an international Jewish organization providing food for the hungry and elderly, medical assistance to the ill and education to the young in Israel, Russia and the United States. Halachic Organ Donor Society 49 West 45th Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10036 212-213-5087 Contact Person: Esther Nussbaum Email: The HODS Society saves lives by encouraging organ donation from Jews to the general population (including gentiles).  It does this by educating Jews about the halachic and medical issues concerning organ donation, offering free consultation with Jewish families faced with the decision of organ donation, and by offering a unique halachic organ donor card that makes Jews feel more comfortable obtaining one. Hebrew Free Burial Association 224 West 35th Street, Room 300 New York, NY  10001 212-239-1662 Contact Person: Amy Koplow HFBA is dedicated to the principle that every Jewish person is entitled to a traditional Jewish burial.   Since 1888, we have helped 60,000 of our indigent brethren in their saddest hours, with dignified funeral arrangements. Heberew Free Loan Society 675 Third Avenue, Suite 1905 New York, NY 10017 212-687-0188 X201 Contact Person: Tanya Hackel, Director of Development Email: For 117 years, the Hebrew Free Loan Society has been providing interest-free loans to people struggling to help themselves.  Our goal is to provide financial assistance that helps borrowers achieve and maintain economic self-sufficiency. The Jewish Guild for the Blind 15 West 65th Street New York, NY 10023 (212) 769-6240 Contact Person: Barbara Klein Email: The Jewish Guild for the Blind, a non-profit agency serving persons of all ages who are visually impaired, blind and multi-disabled, offers medical, vision, low vision, schools, rehabilitation, and psychiatric services and managed long-term care. Met Council 80 Maiden Lane, 21st Floor New York, NY 10038 212-453-9500 Contact Person: Linda Schur Scalettar Email: Met Council is one of New York’s largest human services agencies, providing more than 100,000 New Yorkers with critical services in their fight against poverty and its effects every year. National Jewish Outreach Program 989 Sixth Avenue (10th Floor) New York, NY 10018 646-871-4444 Contact Person: Rabbi Yitzchak Rosenbaum Email: Renowned for its free Crash Courses in Hebrew, Basic Judaism, and Jewish History, Shabbat Across America/Canada, holiday workshops, inspiring Beginners Services and Jewish Treats and Tweets, NJOP reaches out to Jews in 39 countries offering exciting Jewish experiences and meaningful educational opportunities. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. 200 Park Avenue New York, NY 10166 212-667-4016 Contact Person: Aaron Teitelbaum Email: Financial Consultant ORT America 75 Maiden Lane, 10th Floor New York, NY 10038\800-519-2678X242 Contact Person: Herbert M. Kaplan, Senior Director of Development Email: ORT America is the primary fundraising arm of World ORT, the largest nongovernmental education and training organization, impacting more than 3 million disadvantage students and equipping them to meet the needs of today’s complex marketplace. The Blue Card 171 Madison Avenue, #1405 New York, NY 10016 212-239-2251 Contact Person: Elie Rubinstein Email: The Blue Card provides financial assistance to destitute Holocaust survivors in the United States. The Educational Alliance 197 East Broadway New York, NY 10002 Contact Person: Serena Orgel Email: The Educational Alliance offers a wide range of programs that integrate education, social services, arts and recreation throughout Downtown Manhattan.  They are a Jewish organization that serves people of diverse ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds. Simon Wiesenthal Center 1399 South Roxbury Drive Los Angeles, CA 90035 Contact Person: Rabbi Meyer H. May, Executive Director Email: The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to repairing the world one step at a time. Queens Jewish Community Council 119-45 Union Turnpike Forest Hills, NY 11375 Contact Person: Cynthia Zalisky Email: QJCC is a borough-wide not-for profit agency that offers a full range of social, educational and cultural services.  The programs include case management, crisis intervention, Medical insurance facilitation, food pantry, Kosher meals-on-wheels.


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