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Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life -- Money in Crisis

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Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher(s): Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life

Author(s): Michael H. Steinhardt; Lynn Schusterman; Jonathan D. Sarna

Series: Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, Eli Valley (ed), vol.11, no.3, Sp

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: History; Jewish organizations; Recession; Fundraising and Philanthropy

Type: Other


This issue of Contact focuses on the roots and implications for the Jewish community of the current economic crisis. Lynn Schusterman argues that especially in a recession it is vital to fulfill our duties of charitable giving. Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna provides a historical perspective on the American Jewish community's ability to respond to economic crises. J.J. Goldberg draws lessons from the Bernard Madoff scandal. Also included are articles by Michael H. Steinhardt, Jacob Berkman, Dr. Felicia Herman, Shawn Landres, Aliza Mazor, Stefanie Rhodes, Mik Moore, and Robert Aronson.