Labor Day Weekend Reading


JFNA: Hurrican Harvey Relief Fund

Report from the Houston Jewish Federation (From Tuesday, August 29)

Imagine living in a community that has experienced three major floods in less than two years; and this was the worst one. It is almost unbelievable. We have received half of our total yearly rainfall in just three days and it is still raining., a site for reviewing foundations, and why all the cool people are using it | Vu Le, Nonprofit AF allows all of us to anonymously review foundations. This has been a critical missing piece in the funder-grantee dynamics.

New Online Site to Function as a ‘Yelp’ for Grant Makers | Suzanne Perry, The Chronicle of Philanthropy 

Unsettled in America: The Changing Political Roles of American Jews | Steven Windmueller, eJewish Philanthropy 

There is a heightened awareness among Jews of extremist expressions challenging not only the existing democratic norms of the nation but also reflective of how minority communities, including Jewish Americans, are being categorized and threatened. As we have seen, the fallout from this type of politics has sadly invaded Jewish public space, as we are left with a divided constituency. Who today can speak to the collective priorities of American Jewry?

When Not Enough is Too Much | Richard Marker, eJewish Philanthropy 

It is one thing to impose a strategic funding model; it is quite another to impose that expectation without providing the human or financial resources to do so.

Chef wants to make vegan cooking the ‘new kosher’ | Elisa Spungen Bildner, JTA 

Reinfeld couples the Talmudic principle of “tza’ar ba’alei chayim” (Bava Metzia 32), which prohibits cruelty to animals, with Genesis 1:29: “God said, “Behold, I give you every seed-bearing plant that is upon all the earth, and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit; they shall be yours for food,” and urges Jews to make the compassionate choice.

Shabbat shalom and have a great weekend.