Slingshot Adds Women's, Disabilities Categories To Annual Guide

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The Jewish grantmaker Slingshot released its ninth annual guide to the 50 North American Jewish organizations it considers the most innovative on Thursday, adding two supplemental guides in order to encourage under-represented categories to apply.

Slingshot's ninth guide almost doubles the number of organizations featured in its first one. Photo via

Meditating On The Margins

Jewish Meditation Center’s funding crisis reflects community’s struggle to support fledgling groups.

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Most Wednesday nights find Jonathan Matz not only in the same place, but in the same position: his legs tucked under a simple wood bench, his back straight, his chest rising and falling as he struggles to return his focus from his thoughts to his breath.

JMC’s director, Alison Laichter, and Jewish meditators prepare for their annual springtime walking meditation.michael datikash

Jaimie Mayer Phinney, Guiding young philanthropists.

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Jaimie Mayer Phinney

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Jaimie Mayer Phinney, 28, grew up around philanthropy. Nathan Cummings was her great-grandfather, and she has childhood memories of wearing cowboy boots around the swimming pool at family retreats to work on building the foundation named for him.

Jaimie Mayer Phinney's Big Week

 My friend Ed Case of is having a good week, and I am not just saying that because he lavished much praise upon me last week on his blog.

He managed to place 18th in the Jewish Federations of North America’s Jewish Community Heroes Campaign, making him one of 20 semifinalists in the contest. Plus IFF, along with the Jewish Outreach Institute and several other groups that promote a more welcoming, inclusive and accessible Jewish community (including Jewish Milestones, Be’chol Lashon and Keshet), made the annual Slingshot list of 50 innovative Jewish organizations/startups.

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