Category - Philanthropy

$18 Million Raised by Ramah Camping Movement

The Ramah Camping Movement continues to thrive, serving more than 11,200 campers and staff members this summer, the largest number ever in our 70-year history. We are fortunate to benefit from a growing list of generous individual donors, both...

From Tzedakah Boxes to $20,000 Grants

By Bella Pucker Growing up, the Jewish commandment of tzedakah was emphasized loudly at my house. It was put to practice each Shabbat as my sister and I deposited a few coins into our respective tin tzedakah boxes. Eventually, when those tin...

Yes, We Should Teach Our Children to Be...

By The Rashi School In a recent article, The Wall Street Journal welcomed Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm, Una Osili, and Alison Powell, all experts in philanthropy, to discuss methods and benefits of teaching your child philanthropic behavior from a young...

Using Just Teens in Your Philanthropy Toolbox

By Danielle Segal In the Sinai desert, Moses took a count of all the Israelites (Numbers 1:18), one of many times in the Torah that our call to action involved being included in a census. It was a way for us to take stock, have a finger on the...

Jim Joseph Foundation Announces New Grants

Participants at 2014 BBYO International Convention (IC); photo courtesy. After completing its tenth year of grantmaking, the Jim Joseph Foundation has announced $6,355,000 in new grants awarded at its fall and winter 2015 Board meetings. Based...

Kohelet Yeshiva High School Receives $8.6...

Kohelet Yeshiva High School has received the largest gift in its school’s 15 year history. The gift from the Kohelet Foundation consists of $7.5 million of unrestricted funds will help offset the school’s operational expenses over the next...