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Jacob Berkman, JTA
Jacob Berkman, JTA

American Jews rush to help Israel

By Jacob Berkman, JTA NEW YORK —— With Israel in desperate need of aid to fight the fire ravaging its north last week, countries from four continents sent help,...

Federations, Joint, JAFI reach deal

NEW YORK — The Jewish Federations of North America and its two primary overseas partners have reached an agreement in principle over how to divide the money raised by...

Jewish megawealthy give little to Jewish causes

NEW YORK — This is what we know so far about the Jewish giving of the Jews who have accepted the Giving Pledge, according to searches of their foundations’ 990 tax...

Many Jews mum on healthcare

By Jacob Berkman, JTA NEW YORK —— Several Jewish non-profit groups are lauding passage of healthcare reform legislation, saying it will benefit the community on a...

Federations of North America chops costs, kills three senior positions

NEW YORK — The Jewish Federations of North America informed its board of trustees that it was letting go of three senior vice presidents — a very clear reminder that...

JDC grapples with big budget cuts

NEW YORK — The board of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee went into its meetings last week with some difficult decisions to make about its budget. Now,...

Google genius gives $1 million to HIAS

NEW YORK — The relative calm that annually settles in over the Jewish nonprofit world during the High Holidays season ended with a bang this week, as the Jewish...

YU report criticizes day school lay leaders

NEW YORK — “We can’t just blindly throw money at our problems,” Scott Goldberg says at a lunch meeting at Yeshiva University’s mid-Manhattan campus, referring to...

OU realigns, offers job placement help

NEW YORK — Fred Goldberg says he saw the writing on the wall late last year when the small computer company he worked for in New York instituted a 20% pay cut. It...

Star will coach Team USA at Maccabiah

NEW YORK —— It’’s not unheard of to find Bruce Pearl, the men’s basketball coach at the University of Tennessee, somewhere in public screaming with his shirt...