charitable giving

Kirk Douglas And Wife Donating $80 Million

The couple is donating to the Sinai Temple of Los Angeles, which houses a childhood center named for them.

09/01/2015 - 20:00

Actor Kirk Douglas and his wife, Anne, announced plans to donate $80 million in new gifts to an array of charitable causes.

Actor Kirk Douglas attending the Anti-Defamation League’s Centennial Entertainment Industry Award Dinner. JTA

Survey: Jews Give Less To Their Congregations Than Non-Jews Do

01/12/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Most American Jews give at least some of their charitable donations to organizations that have some connection to Jewish life, although a substantial part of the community continues to give generously to non-Jewish causes, according to a new demographic study to be released later this week.

Jewish Giving Strong, But Concerns Loom, New Study Finds

‘Engagement’ seen as key, but communal motivation for giving fraying.
09/03/2013 - 20:00
Editor and 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.

Younger Jews are less tied to federated giving, a new study says. Graphic courtesy Jumpstart

Sylvia's Table

Liz Neumark's Sylvia Center gives disadvantaged kids a healthy dose of farm life and plenty to chew on.
08/12/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Liz Neumark realizes that she may not be able to change the world. But she’d like to change the next meal for people who don’t yet understand the links between farm and table, between a carrot that’s just been pulled out of the ground and an unforgettably flavorful dinner.

Slump in Charitable Giving Could Last Until 2022


The continued softness in charitable giving is hitting synagogues especially hard, and non-profits in general are facing a slog back toward recovery from recession that could take as long as a decade.

2011 donations were almost flat

Keeping Pace With Nature's Fury

As a succession of disasters strike, Jewish relief organizations struggle to raise enough funds to respond.
09/11/2008 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Almost four years after the 2004 tsunami in South Asia, one of the deadliest natural disasters in history, relief and rebuilding efforts in the affected areas are far from over.
But in the years since, disasters and crises in other areas of the world have also demanded attention and humanitarian aid, including the cyclone in Burma and the earthquake in Sichuan, China, both of which hit in May of this year, and more recently the war in South Ossetia, Georgia. Add to that the damage on U.S. soil from a succession of tropical storms and hurricanes.

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