This issue of Contact explores new ways of ensuring that the Jewish community has the commitment as well as the resources to bring about a Jewish renaissance, by encouraging an increase in philanthropy aimed at Jewish causes. Michael H. Steinhardt discusses "priming the pump" of Jewish philanthropy. John S. Ruskay argues that the question of whether to sustain traditional organizations and initiatives or whether to support new and innovative efforts is, in fact, a false dichotomy. Sally Gottesman advocates efforts to increase the number of women involved in the highest levels of Jewish philanthropy. Felicia Herman discusses young philanthropists. Also included are articles by Harold Grinspoon, K'vod Wieder, Yossi Prager, Mark Charendoff, Richard A. Marker, and Danny Siegel.
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Steinhardt, Michael H. Grinspoon, Harold. Wieder, K'vod. Contact: The Journal of the Jewish Life Network / Steinhardt Foundation -- New Visions of Jewish Philanthropy. Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life. Winter 2006: