Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation

Working To Increase Bone Marrow Registry

Leukemia survivor Jay Feinberg launches fundraising drive in memory of mother who found his donor match.

06/16/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Jay Feinberg, founder of the Gift of Life bone marrow registry, is a leukemia survivor who founded the registry after he received a successful bone marrow transplant in 1995. Feinberg, 45, of Boca Raton, Fla., was the inaugural recipient of the Charles Bronfman Prize in 2004. 

Feinberg’s mother, Arlene, who died in January at the age of 81, had organized 250 bone marrow match drives that tested 60,000 potential donors before a match was found for her son. In her memory, the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation ( will kick off a $4 million fundraising campaign with an online “virtual gala” June 22 at 7 p.m.

Jay Feinberg with his mother, Arlene Feinberg, who died earlier this year. Courtesy of Gift of Life Foundation

Slingshot Releases 8th Annual Guide

More women, rabbis head featured organizations this year.
11/05/2012 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The Jewish grantmaker Slingshot Fund released its eighth annual guide for funders on Monday, including a 14 percentage point increase in the number of organizations headed by women, the organization said in a press release.

Slingshot's new guide features 19 new organizations. Photo courtesy Slingshot Fund

Encouraging In-Marriage Versus Welcoming Interfaith Families: The Great Debate

In the aftermath of his big debate with Steven "Greatest Single Threat" Cohen — “Can the Jewish Community Encourage In-Marriage AND Welcome Interfaith Families?” —’s Ed Case has posted some of his own remarks on the topic.

The two went head-to-head at the Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly earlier this week in New Orleans. (Incidentally, Ed did not make it to the Jewish Community Hero semifinalists, but the winner was Jay Feinberg of the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. Congratulations to you Jay, even if you're not intermarried -- hard to begrudge the victory of someone who is doing important, life-saving work!)

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