Author: Compiled by Marcia P. Neeley

Inside Philanthropy – Spring 2021

Advocating for Israel on Campus This past November, Yavneh received a grant of $95,000 from Jewish National Fund-USA’s Boruchin Center to expand its programming. A project of the OU’s Heshe and Harriet Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC), in partnership with Mizrachi, Yavneh recruits, trains and mentors a network of talented student leaders to […]

Multi-Million Dollar Grant Enables NCSY to Bring Thousands of Teens to Israel

  Thanks to an extraordinarily generous multi-million dollar grant from The Marcus Foundation, thousands of teens will be able to visit Israel this upcoming summer with NCSY. This past September, NCSY excitedly announced its inclusion in RootOne, a brand new initiative that looks to transform a generation of young Jews though immersive Israel experiences. Seeded […]

Inside Philanthropy – Winter 2020

Engaging Teens in Civic Activism With a $12,500 grant from the Hertog Foundation, Teach Florida’s Advocates of Tomorrow Fellowship, a project of PC20, trained twenty college students in community organizing and voter outreach. Over the course of the month-long program, fellows successfully added more than 1,000 Floridians to Teach Florida’s voting rolls and processed more […]

Inside Philanthropy – Fall 2020

“Mike saw immediately that TJJ is a quantum leap for these teens, who have little, if any, prior connection to Judaism. It launches their journey as the next generation of Jewish leaders.”

Inside Philanthropy – Winter 2019

Portrait of Philanthropy Lior Arussy By Pnina Baim Lior Arussy’s larger-than-life reputation precedes him. Raised in Israel in a Dati Leumi family, Lior first entered the start-up world when he joined Accent Software, a multilingual software company, in 1994. He was then involved in one of the start-ups that launched Israel’s “start-up nation” phenomenon: Finjan […]

Inside Philanthropy – Fall 2019

Portrait of Philanthropy Shalom and Iris Maidenbaum By Pnina Baim Shalom and Iris Maidenbaum from Lawrence, New York, have been involved in Jewish and Zionist causes for many years. Their inspiration for activism comes from the homes and neighborhoods they grew up in. Iris, from Kew Gardens in Queens, and Shalom, from Lawrence, saw a […]