February 26, 2009
New Jewish Charities Have Attracted Diverse Clients, Study Finds
Jewish charities created in the past 10 years are serving a diverse clientele, with more than a quarter of participants in the organizations having no other meaningful connection to Jewish causes, according to a survey of new Jewish organizations.
The survey, conducted in December, also suggests that the financial crisis is hurting the roughly 300 Jewish organizations that have been created in the past decade. Fifty-nine percent of the charity leaders who responded say they have