A Qualitative Analysis of Contributors to Jewish Philanthropies


Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Gary A. Tobin

Research Area: Banking and finance

Keywords: American Jews; Fundraising/Philanthropy

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Jewish Population Studies 27 (Papers in Jewish Demography, 1993), 303-309. This paper analyzes trends in the attitudes and behavior of American Jews who contribute to Jewish philanthropies. Using research methods, a variety of areas have been explored, including motivations for giving, deterrence to giving, the role of Israel, and responses to Jewish organization and agencies. This paper does not include analyses of non-givers, who now constitute a major part of the American Jewish community. Qualitative data gathered through focus groups and personal interviews.