In Jewish Philanthropy, a Case Study of How a Crisis Can Expand Communal Giving

The following article, contributed by Jay Ruderman, President of the Ruderman Family Foundation, and Dr. Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim, highlights the expansion of Jewish communal philanthropy during the current crisis. The Ruderman Family Foundation is a loyal and much appreciated supporter of the Northeastern Jewish Studies Program, sponsoring the Ruderman Chair (held by Professor Lori… Continue reading In Jewish Philanthropy, a Case Study of How a Crisis Can Expand Communal Giving

Hallelujah and More

By Phil Brown. My son Michael Littenberg-Brown is Vice-President of United Hatzalah of Israel (no connection to NY Hatzalah), which does EMT work, especially with minutes-long response time on 1,000 ambucycles (with 6,000 Jewish, Muslim, and Christian volunteers), custom-outfitted motorcycles with lifesaving capabilities.  They've added lots of COVID-related work -- among other things, their volunteers… Continue reading Hallelujah and More

Bringing to Life the Children’s Tree of Terezin

An undergraduate student uses the Gideon Klein Award to create an educational animated project By Yael Sheinfeld, 2019-2020 Gideon Klein Scholar. For my Gideon Klein presentation, I am creating an animated short centered around the children’s book The Children’s Tree of Terezin [for more about the Gideon Klein Award, see below this article]. The book,… Continue reading Bringing to Life the Children’s Tree of Terezin