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Long-awaited new vocational training center for special needs youth opens in Jerusalem

Abraham B. Polinsky vocational training center officially opens in Jerusalem.

Vocational training center for special needs youth opens

David Gottesman, scion of Jewish philanthropic dynasty, dies at 96

David Gottesman, who continued family tradition of Jewish philanthropy while becoming one of the most successful US investors, died at 96.

David Gottesman, scion of Jewish philanthropic dynasty, dies at 96

This is the man who donated $1.6b to a conservative nonprofit

Barre Seid, secretive donor to pro-Israel causes, is behind $1.6 billion donation to conservative nonprofit.

This is the man who donated $1.6b to a conservative nonprofit

Sylvan Adams: 'Save a Child’s Heart is the true heart of the State of Israel'

Messi, Neymar, Ramos and the PSG team meet children from Save a Child’s Heart Organization in Israel, sign footballs and shirts for them.

'Save a Child’s Heart is the true heart of the State of Israel'

WhatsApp founder donates millions to AIPAC

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum donates record $2 million to AIPAC’s campaign efforts.

WhatsApp founder donates millions to AIPAC

Arts philanthropy Reboot is funding Jewish projects

Jewish arts nonprofit helping to get dozens of Jewish-themed projects - including television shows, movies, and podcasts - off the ground.

Arts philanthropy Reboot is funding Jewish projects

WhatsApp's founder is an under-the-radar megadonor to Jewish causes

WhatsApp’s reclusive founder has quietly become a megadonor to Jewish causes.

WhatsApp founder an under-the-radar megadonor to Jewish causes

Canadian Israeli philanthropist to donate $1 million to town devastated by terror

Donation will allow construction of a bike path in the town of Elad, where three people were murdered in an Independence Day terror attack.

Philanthropist to donate $1 million to town devastated by terror

Reflections on Jews and money

Jews have historically had far better reasons to value money than most non-Jews, but those who have money are great philanthropists. Op-ed

Reflections on Jews and money

Haredi billionaire dramatically increases support for yeshiva students

At a dinner in the US, haredi billionaire Shlomo Rechnitz says yeshiva students will receive 20% raise in salary.

Haredi billionaire increases support for yeshiva students

New foundation marks a new generation in Jewish philanthropy

Neishlos Foundation to work in Holocaust education, promoting innovation, hoping to create long-lasting social impact.

New foundation marks a new generation in Jewish philanthropy

United Hatzalah to get first foldable Ambucar

New York-based Gindi Equities, a mission-driven multi-family investment company, donates first foldable Ambucar to United Hatzalah.

United Hatzalah to get first foldable Ambucar

2,000 Jews pledge to leave at least 50% of their estate to Jewish causes

2,000 Jews sign pledge to leave at least 50% of their estate to charitable causes that support the Jewish people or the State of Israel.

2,000 Jews pledge to leave 50% of their estate to Jewish causes

New JCC to open in Taiwan: 'I want this to be something that we all can be proud of'

A gold mikveh, a Judaica museum and a ballroom: Taiwan to get its Jewish community center.

'I want this to be something that we all can be proud of'

Holocaust survivor who became Australia's richest woman dies at 92

Jewish philanthropist Millie Phillips donated to many causes, including giving $15 million to Tel Aviv University in 2015.

Holocaust survivor who became Australia's richest woman dies

Brandeis University's most generous benefactor leaves a lasting legacy

Carl Shapiro, Boston philanthropist and longtime benefactor of Brandeis University, has passed away at the age of 108.

Celebrated philanthropist Carl Shapiro passes away at 108

British Jewish family gives largest ever gift to the world’s oldest think tank

Gift from Jewish family will allow think tank to invest in research and conference facilities, historic library.

Jewish family gives world’s oldest think tank largest-ever gift

Remembering Sheldon Adelson

Adelson is known well for his political giving, but the fact of the matter is his philanthropy trumped his political donations. Op-ed.

Remembering Sheldon Adelsonplayer

Israeli historian donates $1 million to mitigate US suspension of WHO funding

Israeli author and historian Yuval Noah Harari pledges $1 million to World Health Organization to help mitigate halt in US funding.

Israeli historian donates $1 million to WHO

Jewish businessman distributing free meals to elderly citizens

Russian-Jewish businessman donates 3,000 meals daily to senior citizens under lockdown.

Jewish businessman distributing free meals to elderly

'A very special and exceptional man'

Adv. Yehuda Raveh, a close friend of philanthropist Morton Mandel, who speaks about his friend who passed away at the age of 98.

'A very special and exceptional man'

'He left a huge legacy as a lover of Israel'

Jewish Agency for Israel expresses condolences over death of Jewish philanthropist Morton Mandel, who passed away at the age of 98.

'He left a huge legacy as a lover of Israel'

Jewish philanthropist Morton Mandel dies at 98

Jewish philanthropist Morton Mandel, who was well-known in Israel as well, passed away at his home in Florida.

Jewish philanthropist Morton Mandel dies at 98

British philanthropist awarded prestigious interfaith award

David Dangoor is awarded the Sternberg Interfaith Gold Medallion for his contribution to improved understanding between faiths.

British philanthropist awarded prestigious interfaith award

Kenneth Bialkin, leader and philanthropist, dead at 89

Kenneth Bialkin, longtime Jewish leader and philanthropist, dies at 89.

Kenneth Bialkin, leader and philanthropist, dead at 89

Philanthropists donate $4 million to protect Jews

Philanthropists donate $4 million to keep Jews safe in Malmo, Sweden.

Philanthropists donate $4 million to protect Jews

Man pledges largest single donation to US youth organization

Chicago industrialist donates $25 million to BBYO to empower Jewish young women and teens.

Man pledges largest single donation to US youth organization

'It's the least we can do'

An interview with a unique man: Max Blankfeld, who sponsors a project exposing UNRWA, and heads the Texas FIDF, among many other things.

'It's the least we can do'player

Is big philanthropy destroying democracy?

Why is philanthropy failing democracy and how can it do better?

Is big philanthropy destroying democracy?

Torah scroll donated in memory of Ari Fuld

Philanthropist Ira Rennert donates Torah to Efrat synagogue for "ilui neshama" of slain hero.

Torah scroll donated in memory of Ari Fuld

A philanthropist's arrogance: “My Israel is dead”

A philanthropist's arrogance: “My Israel is dead”

Minnesota Vikings owner thinks big

Minnesota Vikings owner Mark Wilf's philanthropic energy goes toward assisting Holocaust survivors.

Minnesota Vikings owner thinks big with Holocaust philanthropy

Grove of trees planted in Netanyhau's honor

Prime Minister Netanyahu received an unusual expression of appreciation: a plaque that a grove of 1,000 trees had been donated in his honor.

American Zionist honors Netanyahu - with a grove of trees

2 Million fund to help housebound sick children

The funds will be used to finance treatments for rare illnesses, medical devices, orthodontic treatments, accessible learning aids and more.

2 Million NIS fund established to help housebound sick children

A Jewish response to the zika virus

A Jewish response to the zika virus

Dr. Fischer: Czechoslovakia's Gift to Israel

How one man's vision became a household name - and a symbol of the Jewish state's gift to the world.

Dr. Fischer: Czechoslovakia's Gift to Israel

Philanthropist, Oil Trader Marc Rich Dead at 78

Jewish philanthropist and oil trader Marc Rich, whose family fled incoming Nazis and as an adult fled US justice untl pardoned, is dead.

Jewish Philanthropist, Oil Trader Marc Rich Dead at 78

Adelsons Infuse Cash Into Birthright Program

The Birthright-Taglit program are to receive a much-needed infusion of cash from top philanthropists Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson.

Adelsons Infuse Cash Into Birthright Program

Pro-Israel Philanthropist Newton Becker Dies at 83

Pro-Israel philanthropist Newton Becker died on Sunday, January 2, at the age of 83, after a lengthy battle with illness.

Pro-Israel Philanthropist Newton Becker Dies at 83

Help at Home in Ramat HaSharon

Ramat HaSharon has joined the American and international philanthropic world by creating Israel's first community Federation, called "Takdim."

Ramat HaSharon's Jewish Federation: Help Starts at Home