Matthew E. Berger


In Kennedy Race, Jewish Vote Divided

By Matthew E. Berger

In Kennedy Race, Jewish Vote Divided
Massachusetts has the highest percentage of Jews outside the tristate New York area, and its Jewish community is known as one of the most politically active in the country. So, as the state’s Democrats get ready to select their replacement for the late Senator Edward Kennedy, why is the Jewish voice barely heard?Read More


Jewish Groups Take Sides in Honduran Strife

By Matthew E. Berger

Jewish Groups Take Sides in Honduran Strife
The recent return of Honduras’s ousted and expelled president to his country is not an issue in which the Jewish stakes are clear or obvious. But Jewish groups are nonetheless taking sides over the turmoil roiling the Central American country and over the Obama administration’s stand on developments there.Read More


Pelosi’s Price is Right for Jewish Community

By Matthew E. Berger

The front of the room is where the action is: Democratic lawmakers are spouting their pro-Israel credentials and their initiatives for health care reform; the Jewish donors, who came to Washington for intimate meetings just like this one, are eating it up word for word.Read More


Groups Fear New Security Funding Process

By Matthew E. Berger

Changes in how homeland security dollars are distributed to not-for-profit organizations are likely to put Jewish federations in direct competition with one another for a small pot of funds.Read More


Federations Secure Funding Pledge for Senior Programs

By Matthew E. Berger

The Jewish community has scored a legislative victory in its effort to develop programs that allow the elderly to live at home while receiving vital services.Read More



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