Women Continue To Lag Behind In Top Nonprofit Positions and Pay

The Forward’s second annual survey of 74 major Jewish national organizations found that in the past year, women lost ground in leadership, continued to lag behind men in pay and did not experience the same increases in salary that a majority of the men enjoyed despite these recessionary times.

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Jobs That Raise Money Are Among First To Return

If 2010 is a year of economic transition, Jennifer George is riding the wave.

George, 31, began this school year filling in for a kindergarten teacher on maternity leave at Adelson Educational Campus, a Las Vegas Jewish community school. But since November 1, she’s been working in the school’s development office. “It’s weird not being around the children all the time,” George said. “But it’s a good break, looking at the school from the top.”

Storied Jewish Group Tries To Reboot

For David Goldstein, who grew up in an Orthodox household but has largely abandoned religion, it is still a thrill to hear his children speak Yiddish. Having them learn the language at the school run by the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring is Goldstein’s way of passing on the things he thinks are most fundamental about Jewish identity: the culture, the rich history and tradition. They are the elements that, he feels, have the best chance of surviving into the future.

The Biggest Pro-Israel Group in America? That’s Us, Says Christians United

America’s largest pro-Israel group is no longer a Jewish one. Or at least that’s what one might gather from Christians United for Israel’s recent announcement that it now has more than 500,000 members. In its November 30 press release touting the milestone, CUFI boasted that this makes it “by far the largest pro-Israel organization in America, as well as one of the leading Christian grassroots organizations in the world.”

Israel’s Worst-Ever Fire Destroys Village’s Art and Music

When New Yorker Nissan Cohen moved to Israel 15 years ago, he took along his treasured collection of 200 music boxes that became the core of a popular new museum he opened. On December 6 he sat woebegone in his soot-filled museum, his entire collection ruined by the forest fire of the preceding four days.

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