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Behind social entrepreneurship, a surprising force

by Dara Weinerman Steinberg, JTA

2 days ago

Participants gathered in Dec. 2010 for a Jewish food conference organized by the Jewish environmental organization Hazon, in Sonoma County, Calif. (Courtesy of Hazon)/JTA

Five years ago, when I began to work for Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation, I met with a colleague who worked with early-stage nonprofit organizations that are creating new ways of... read full article

  • Modeling volunteerism in Israel as an observant Zionist

    By Orit Arfa

    3 days ago

    This year, Jay Shultz won’t be making a Thanksgiving dinner for the hundreds of American olim (immigrants) he has managed to unite in Tel Aviv through his Am Yisrael Foundation. He did serve one last year, when America’s holiday of gratitude coincided with Chanukah, as a way to...

  • Cancer research is this teen’s cause

    by Cyndi Bemel

    3 days ago

    When she was 11 years old, Morgan Davidson made a promise to her dying grandmother, Barbara Klass, that she would help others who suffered from lymphoma, the cancer that eventually took her grandmother’s life. With her determination and vivacious personality — and a propensity to...

  • Sharing tzedakah with the next generation

    by Leslee Komaiko

    3 days ago

    Like many doting grandparents, Peggy and Ed Robin have given their grandchildren small cash gifts over the years. Last year, they upped the ante and made a significant gift to each of the seven.

    This time, though, the money came with a caveat: It had to be given away.

    The...

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  • My year of street tzedakah

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    3 days ago

    When I lived in Berkeley in the late ’60s and early ’70s, walking along Telegraph Avenue could be expensive if you gave to every panhandler who asked for spare change. Not that much has changed in all these years. The number of people asking for handouts is at least as great as it...

  • Survivor: Eva Perlman

    By Jane Ulman

    4 days ago

    The alert came at dusk. Eva Perlman (then called Eva Hanna Gutmann), just 12 years old, looked out the window of the apartment her family was renting in Autrans, France, on the second story of what they called “the yellow house.” Not far away, she could make out the silhouettes of...

  • Photographers share their favorite weddings photos

    By Ryan E. Smith

    1 week ago

    For a newly married couple, the wedding day itself can be a blur. The nerves, the excitement, the rush of a life-changing celebration. That’s why the ever-present, artistic eye of the photographer becomes so important in capturing memories of the occasion.

    To see what makes a...

  • Gifts for the wedding party

    By Julie Bien

    1 week ago

    Show your appreciation for members of the wedding party by giving them a token of your love and friendship. Whether it’s matching ties for all the groomsmen or rhinestone rings for the bridesmaids, small gifts are the perfect reminder of how they helped you celebrate your special...

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