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Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation -- New Visions of Jewish Philanthropy

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Publication Date: January 2006

Publisher(s): Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): Michael H. Steinhardt; Harold Grinspoon; K'vod Wieder

Series: Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation, Eli Valley (ed), vol.8, no.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Banking and finance (Philanthropy and nonprofit sector)
Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Renewal and Renaissance; Generational Issues; Fundraising and Philanthropy; Jewish organizations

Type: Other


This issue of Contact explores new ways of ensuring that the Jewish community has the commitment as well as the resources to bring about a Jewish renaissance, by encouraging an increase in philanthropy aimed at Jewish causes. Michael H. Steinhardt discusses "priming the pump" of Jewish philanthropy. John S. Ruskay argues that the question of whether to sustain traditional organizations and initiatives or whether to support new and innovative efforts is, in fact, a false dichotomy. Sally Gottesman advocates efforts to increase the number of women involved in the highest levels of Jewish philanthropy. Felicia Herman discusses young philanthropists. Also included are articles by Harold Grinspoon, K'vod Wieder, Yossi Prager, Mark Charendoff, Richard A. Marker, and Danny Siegel.