Jacob Berkman


Music Dies for JDub Records

By Jacob Berkman

Music Dies for JDub Records
JDub Records discovered Matisyahu, and it introduced American audiences to Israeli hip-hop and punk klezmer. What was behind the celebrated label’s sudden collapse?Read More


Goldman Foundation To Close, Highlighting Challenge of Next Generation Jewish Giving

By Jacob Berkman

The news that one of the country’s largest Jewish foundations will close in two years, its assets to be divided among the foundations of its founder’s heirs, is shining a spotlight on a major question in the Jewish philanthropic world: How will Jewish philanthropic giving weather the transfer of assets from one generation to the next?Read More


Many Jewish Non-profits Hail Passage of the Historic Health-Care Legislation

By Jacob Berkman

Several Jewish non-profit groups are lauding passage of health care reform legislation, saying it will benefit the community on a number of levels. Other groups, however, are keeping quiet in what some observers and insiders describe as an attempt to keep out of the political crossfire.Read More


A Self-Help Book for the Aspiring Philanthropist

By Jacob Berkman

A Self-Help Book for the Aspiring Philanthropist
‘The Art of Giving: Where the Soul Meets a Business Plan,” the new book penned by billionaire philanthropist Charles Bronfman, and the man who runs his foundation, Jeffrey Solomon, is something of a self-help book for the aspiring philanthropist.Read More






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