The Economic Downturn and the Future of Jewish Communities

By Jonathan D. Sarna

Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR), September 2009

The author discusses the damage to Jewish philanthropy brought about by the current recession and the importance for Jewish organizations to formulate a new and compelling mission when the downturn ends. He focuses on five trends: the merging of Jewish and non-Jewish organizations; efforts to re-engage small donors; calls for higher standards of ethics and greater transparency in Jewish philanthropy; a focus on "sweat equity"; the demographic shift of world Jewry to the state of Israel.

Topic: Organizational Development, Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Economy, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Jewish Organizations, Partnerships

Name of Publication: JPR Policy Debate

Page Number(s): 1-8

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Israel , United States , World

Language: English

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Sarna, Jonathan D. The Economic Downturn and the Future of Jewish Communities. JPR Policy Debate. Institute for Jewish Policy Research (JPR). September 2009: 1-8.


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