Food, Sex and Giving to Charity

By Anna Goldenberg

Why do we give to charity or run in fundraising marathons? Science has some answers — and they start in the same part of the brain that triggers good feelings from eating and sex.Read More

How America's Oldest Jewish Charity Stays on No-Frills Path

By Cassie Owens

For 195 years, the Female Hebrew Benevolent Society has been helping women. Here’s its recipe for success.Read More

Can Internship Program Build High-Tech Bridge Between Israel and Palestinians?

By Naomi Zeveloff

A new internship program places Palestinian techies with Israeli companies. Does it boost the West Bank’s burgeoning tech scene — or normalize the occupation?Read More

Two Friends, 1 Mission and 65,000 Documents

By Gabe Friedman

Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman created the world’s largest collection of American historical documents in private hands and started a not-for-profit to share them.Read More

How Colonel Jennifer Pritzker Pushes for Transgender Rights in Military

By Margaret Eby

Transgender people are still banned from serving openly in the U.S. military. Colonel Jennifer Pritzker, Jewish billionaire and army veteran, is trying to change that.Read More

Where the Pritzker Money Goes

By Margaret Eby

From architecture to public education, the Pritzkers, one of the wealthiest families in the United States, support a diverse array of philanthropic causes. Here are the most important ones.Read More

Why Jewish Charities' Tax Filings Are One Huge Mess

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Josh Nathan-Kazis hoped to write a story about the money Jewish charities spend on lobbyists. That turned out to be impossible, because their tax filings are such a mess.Read More

Ruth Messinger and Marilyn Sneiderman Are Odd Couple of Jewish Social Justice

By Sarah Seltzer

Ruth Messinger of AJWS and Marilyn Sneiderman of Avodah are friends, leaders — and roommates. Their apartment is a nexus of feminist Jewish social justice power.Read More

Millennial Giving Gets Jumpstart in Unexpected Way

By Miriam Berger

‘Cause for Change’ is an important book for anyone seeking to understand why millennial’s decentralized approach to giving matters.Read More

Neil Blumenthal Is Behind Each Pair of Distributed Warby Parker Glasses

By Margaret Eby

For every pair of glasses Warby Parker sells, it gives a pair to someone in need. The strategy is as clever as it is generous.Read More

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