Giving circles grow in popularity, as younger donors seek community and connection.
Jo Schaalman “fell out of touch” with her Jewish identity when she left her hometown of Milwaukee for Boulder, Colo.
“My grandfather was a Reform rabbi, so I always had strong family connections. But I never found a synagogue where I fit in,” she said.
But when Schaalman, a business professional and nutrition expert who is now 35, became a member of Roots and Branches, a Jewish giving circle, in 2007, that all changed.
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