Tag Archives: Philanthropy

Abandon Hope? A Polemic and a Plea

Caryn Aviv
March 3, 2014

Dear officials from the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life, Koret Foundation, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network, Nathan Cummings Foundation, and other major donors in the Jewish community; Thank you for your deep and sustained commitment to your vision of Jewish life.  Your support has helped thousands of Jews thrive, learn, and improve the planet. More »


It’s All Hillel’s Fault

Rabbi Dan Horwitz
December 1, 2013

“Hillel would also say: If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” – Pirkei Avot 1:14   It seems that much of the American Jewish world has become fixated on the first of Hillel’s three presented clauses.  More »