Gary Tobin

A New Eastern Exposure For Fundraisers

08/08/2008
Staff Writer
With the U.S. economy faltering and nonprofits scrambling to meet their fundraising goals, an unexpected source of philanthropic dollars is emerging: Jews in the Far East. On the eve of the Summer Olympics in Beijing, which open Aug. 8., a growing Jewish presence in the Far East and Southeast Asia — and its growing wealth — is coming into sharper relief.

The Debate On 'Proactive Conversion'

05/21/1999
Staff Writer
Social scientist Gary Tobin acknowledges that some Jewish leaders think his bold idea to help save the future of American Jewry is part of a "lunatic conversation. "Having said that, the San Francisco-based demographer launches into a carefully reasoned presentation of his multibillion-dollar proposal called "proactive conversion" to make Judaism more attractive to Christians, agnostics, non-Jewish spouses of Jews and children of mixed marriages.

Finding Their Voice

12/06/2002
Staff Writer
Just last week, in a pricey Chelsea accessories boutique, Danielia Roberts encountered an attitude that she finds herself getting used to. As she purchased some candleholders, it somehow came up that the sales clerk was Jewish.

Low Fertility Key To 2000 Census

10/11/2002
Staff Writer
Anyone interested in the survival of the Jewish people had better get to know Alison Stein Kellner. The most striking statistic from the National Jewish Population Survey 2000 released this week is that more than half of 30-34 year-old Jewish women are childless, about double the percentage of American women overall. It’s a critical figure in light of the fact that the NJPS has found an overall 5 percent drop in the American Jewish population in the last decade, from 5.5 million to 5.2 million.

A New Eastern Exposure For Fundraisers

08/06/2008
Staff Writer
With the U.S. economy faltering and nonprofits scrambling to meet their fundraising goals, an unexpected source of philanthropic dollars is emerging: Jews in the Far East. On the eve of the Summer Olympics in Beijing, which open Aug. 8., a growing Jewish presence in the Far East and Southeast Asia — and its growing wealth — is coming into sharper relief.
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