Category - Philanthropy

The Ritual of Giving [Programs]

By Danielle Segal, JTFN Program Manager What is ritual? One definition says that ritual is “a series of actions or types of behavior regularly and invariably followed by someone”.[1] Wearing your favorite shirt to watch your NFL team and...

$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...