The Modern Donor…

In an article from Jewish Philanthropy, Natie Shevel wrote:

Gone are the days when some people gave charity because it was something they or their family had always done. Israel is increasingly less viewed as a miracle nor as a fledgling State in need of Diaspora support.

We know that the engagement of young diaspora Jews with Israel cannot be taken for granted. There are multiple factors at play that must be acknowledged that have made Israel engagement substantively different to previous eras. Firstly, Israel itself has changed and can no longer demand the sort of attention and support that was prevalent a generation ago. As attractive as Israeli society is for some sections of our community, it has also proven to be alienating others. Furthermore, Diaspora Jewry itself, regardless of Israel, has become increasingly occupied with its own internal educational and welfare concerns as well as those of global social justice.

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