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Publication Date: November 2007

Publisher(s): Jewish Telegraphic Agency (New York, N.Y.)

Author(s): Gidi Grinstein

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Banking and finance (Philanthropy and nonprofit sector)

Keywords: Allocations; Organizational Development; Fundraising and Philanthropy; Diaspora Relations

Type: Brief

Coverage: Israel


As part of JTA's series on "Reimagining Federated Philanthropy," the author argues that Jewish philanthropy in Israel needs a major overhaul or risks becoming marginalized. He looks at the challenges that mark the current Israeli philanthropic landscape as well as the opportunities for Jewish philanthropy to impact and lead the four rising sectors of Israeli society: the business class, philanthropists, local government and nonprofits. He hopes that Jewish philanthropy in Israel, if transformed, can continue to play a central role in Israeli society and become an engine of Israeli prosperity and excellence.