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

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.

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

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.

Holocaust survivor who became Australia's richest woman dies

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.

Celebrated philanthropist Carl Shapiro passes away at 108

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.

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

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.

Remembering Sheldon Adelsonplayer

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.

Israeli historian donates $1 million to WHO

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.

Jewish businessman distributing free meals to elderly

Jewish businessman distributing free meals to elderly citizens

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

'A very special and exceptional man'

'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.

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

'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.

Jewish philanthropist Morton Mandel dies at 98

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.

British philanthropist awarded prestigious interfaith award

British philanthropist awarded prestigious interfaith award

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

Kenneth Bialkin, leader and philanthropist, dead at 89

Kenneth Bialkin, leader and philanthropist, dead at 89

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

Philanthropists donate $4 million to protect Jews

Philanthropists donate $4 million to protect Jews

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

Man pledges largest single donation to US youth organization

Man pledges largest single donation to US youth organization

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

'It's the least we can do'player

'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.

Is big philanthropy destroying democracy?

Is big philanthropy destroying democracy?

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

Torah scroll donated in memory of Ari Fuld

Torah scroll donated in memory of Ari Fuld

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

Minnesota Vikings owner thinks big with Holocaust philanthropy

Minnesota Vikings owner thinks big

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

American Zionist honors Netanyahu - with a grove of trees

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.

2 Million NIS fund established to help housebound sick children

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.

Dr. Fischer: Czechoslovakia's Gift to Israel

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.

Jewish Philanthropist, Oil Trader Marc Rich Dead at 78

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.

Adelsons Infuse Cash Into Birthright Program

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.

Pro-Israel Philanthropist Newton Becker Dies at 83

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.

Ramat HaSharon's Jewish Federation: Help Starts at Home

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."

Canadian Politician Fights Anti-Semitism with Philanthropy

Canadian Politician Turns Donor

Canadian ex-Senator Jerry Grafstein and his wife Carole are determined to fight anti-Semitism with two Israel-Canada initiatives.

22 Jewish Groups Listed on 2009 Philanthropy 400

22 Jewish Groups on Donor 400

Just 22 Jewish organizations made the 2009 list of groups selected for the U.S.-based Chronicle of Philanthropy 400 this year.

French Businessman Announces Aliyah

French Businessman Makes Aliyah

Baron Edouard de Rothschild, of the famous Rothschild family, has announced that he will be moving to Israel.

Herb Green: The Man Who Nurtured the Landplayer

Herb Green: He Built the Land

Remebering the man whose generosity helped fund a new town for the residents of Gush Katif's community of Netzarim.
















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