At Barnard’s graduation this year, Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, challenged the young women in front of her to “Run the world, because this world needs you to run it. Women all around the world are counting on you. I’m counting on you.” Quoting the blog All Things Digital by Kara Swisher, A New Yorker spread on Sheryl noted that... Read more
How much is too much to share online?
When my husband and I give away ten percent of our income every December, we attempt to distribute it among different populations and issues that we want to support. Last December, we realized that, in the spirit of the tzedakah priorities articulated... Read more
The American Jewish community has been lauded in many circles for its generosity. Jews gave 12% of all charitable gifts over $1 million in America in 2001-2003, despite making up less than 2% of the population. And it’s not just the wealthy among us. Although there has not been a great... Read more
As a dynamic individual, you probably have many jobs in your life: you’re a mother, father, son or daughter. You might be a student, or teacher, an artist or a computer programmer. Out of all the roles you play and the jobs you do, which one’s your favorite?
In the article, Sara Shapiro-Plevan writes that “childhood is the ideal time to teach your child about justice from the Jewish perspective.”
I couldn’t... Read more
Welcome to Where Do You Give? a new project of American Jewish World Service that invites all of us who seek to engage more deeply with our communities—be they geographic, ethnic, national or other— in thoughtful conversation about where we give, to whom and why.
You give money to... Read more