Florida-based arts-and-crafts program teaches bar/bat mitzvah candidates about homelessness and philanthropy.
Last fall, Isabella Malaga of Boca Raton, Fla., was introduced by her aunt to the children of families in a homeless day center in nearby Delray Beach. When it came time to choose a bat mitzvah project earlier this year, Isabella already knew what she wanted to do.
Hadassah and Jewish Women International team up to educate boomers about financial literacy, with philanthropy as the end goal.
For the past 10 years, financial literacy programs for teenage girls and young women have been sprouting up around the country Colleges, including Barnard, New York University and Harvard, have designed courses geared specifically to helping female students manage their finances.
92Y’s executive director on the background and the growth of #Giving Tuesday.
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The 92nd Street Y, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year, is blessed with a proud tradition of exceptional programs, compassionate outreach and a deep commitment to celebrating and sharing our Jewish values. And like so many other organizations, one of the questions we ask ourselves regularly is this: How do we make these traditional values relevant and meaningful not only for our current community, but for future generations as well? In today’s fast-changing world, with half of the global population 30 or younger, this is perhaps one of the most important challenges for all of us.
Teen philanthropy incubator launches; odd couple runs for survivors; first all-female Joshua Venture cohort.
Getting Teens To Give Back
Connor Tukel, a high school senior from Detroit, understands the importance of supporting his community. While he plans to become an entrepreneur, his experience in philanthropy has already shown him the importance of giving back.
“I want to give back monetarily and actively to my community,” he said in a recent phone interview.
American Jews are blessed with an unprecedented number of foundations focused on preserving Jewish identity in the 21st century. The Jim Joseph, Schusterman, Bronfman, Avi Chai, Steinhardt, Grinspoon and Mandel Foundations, among others, each grants tens of millions of dollars every year to Jewish identity causes. Many Jewish federations and individuals are also focused in this area. Yet all of these funders labor under the same profound conceptual limitation: they don’t have an obvious and clear metric to measure what they are doing.
The biblical David used a slingshot to kill Goliath, thus earning the attention of King Saul.
Today, Jewish organizations are trying to use Slingshot, an annual guide of the 50 “most innovative organizations and projects,” to capture the attention of donors. The ninth installment of the guide was released Thursday.
In countries throughout the developing world, UNICEF chief hears the voices of her parents about the imperative to care.
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Caryl M. Stern is a top foundation executive with sophisticated leadership skills and the soul of a Jewish mother.
Since May 2007, she has been president and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. She joined the organization the previous year as chief operating officer and then became acting president when the chief who hired her, Chip Lyons, took a position with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Before that, she spent 18 years at the Anti-Defamation League in several positions, most recently as chief operating officer and senior associate national director. While at ADL, she spearheaded a diversity-training project, “A World of Difference.”
Launched two years ago, Israel’s only federation-style nonprofit charity is struggling to gain a foothold.
Jerusalem — In late October residents of Ramat Hasharon, a city of 48,000 people northeast of Tel Aviv, celebrated the groundbreaking of a park with an “inclusive playground” that will be accessible to all, including children and adults with disabilities.