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Take a note from Angelina Jolie: Give!

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


I’ll Tell You if You Tell Me: Talking about Giving

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


Can We Give More Than 10%?

Sep 14, 2011 by Sarah  |  Everyone is a Philanthropist

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


Bill Gates’s “Most Gratifying Job on Earth”

Sep 12, 2011 by Sasha  |  Everyone is a Philanthropist

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 a recent blog post, Bill... Read more


Empowering Children to Pursue Justice through Tzedakah

Trying to teach your children to give? Kveller recently posted a great article about teaching the value of tzedakah to your children.

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


Announcing Where Do You Give?

Sep 12, 2011 by Sasha  |  Project Updates

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