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Enchanting and Accessible Forests

In coordination with partner LOTEM-Making Nature Accessible, JNF is able to make Israel's forests and parks accessible to the country’s special needs and disabled community.

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Collaborative Divorce: A Better Way

Most divorces are resolved through litigation, and some are resolved through mediation. However, there is a third way, which although it has been around for quite a while, it is still a well-kept secret.

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Light Rules

On Tuesday, January 31st 2017, several JCC’s around the country received bomb threats. The Boulder JCC was one of them.

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Religious Behaviorism or Spiritual Materialism?

"In a world where we all yearn for lives of meaning and connection, it is easy to mistake our embrace of a feel-good spirituality and rejection of tradition for enlightenment."

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Opinion: Worse than Kapos?

Rabbi Marc Soloway considers what it means today to be called "worse than kapos" for holding -- and expressing -- fairly mainstream opinions in the public market of ideas.

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Philanthropy Supports Democracy, Democracy Supports Us All

As this year comes to a close, I want to remind readers — of every political point of view — about the critical role that philanthropy can play in advocating for the fundamental principles that have enabled the success of our unique democracy for nearly 230 years.

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Cataracts, Shopkins, and Dr. Strange – Electing to See Beyond

The third Hebrew month of Kislev is soon upon us, and with that - no matter how you spell it, - Hanukah, the festival of lights is coming.

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Elul, Amalek and Doctor Who

Who has not seen or at least heard of the long-running TV series, Dr. Who? Why do I bring it up at this time of the year? Primarily because of this week’s Torah portion, Ki Teitzei.

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In Disheartening and Divisive Times, Philanthropy Can Spark Hope

Philanthropy is inherently optimistic, reflecting the deeply held belief that we can have a positive impact on the lives of others as well as on stubborn societal issues. Through philanthropy, individuals can make a difference, promote change, and improve their communities.

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IRS Gets Behind PRIs With New Regulations

With a PRI, a foundation lends to or invests its endowment assets in a nonprofit or for-profit entity in a way that furthers its mission. At the same time, the investment has the potential of providing a positive financial return to the foundation.

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Creating a “Safe Zone” With Family Philanthropy

When it comes to communicating around money and values, many families face a significant challenge. Family philanthropy can be an important and safe area in which to commence a family conversation about money and values.

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