Poverty: It’s About Us

By Eric S. Goldstein and Andrés Spokoiny
eJewish Philanthropy

Poverty is about other people, not American Jews.

That’s not something we hear out loud, but it does seem to be a subconscious assumption underlying too many American Jewish conversations – and actions  – about poverty.

As leaders of, respectively, the largest Jewish Federation and the global networking organization of Jewish philanthropy, we have the opportunity to take part in many such conversations, and it is constantly striking how many people underestimate the prevalence of poverty in our community.

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