At the time of this writing, the war in Ukraine is raging and the horror of the unfolding tragedy is unbearable. It’s beyond shocking to watch the most violent attack on a European country since WWII unfold before our eyes. Perhaps by the time this issue of Giving Voice reaches you, there may be a negotiated settlement. Even so, the destruction wrought and the lives uprooted will take at least a generation and likely longer to rebuild and heal. With Passover upon us, I can’t help but think of the analogy to freedom...
$1.75+ Million in Support of Ukraine Relief Efforts
Since Russia's war on Ukraine began over a month ago, Foundation donors have granted more than $1.6 million to support Ukraine relief efforts. The Foundation also granted $150,000 to The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ emergency relief fund to help those directly affected by this developing crisis. To learn how you can help, please click here for a list of resources.
At the Passover Seder, we retell the story of the Israelites being freed from slavery in Egypt. It’s a story of faith, strength, and perseverance. Passover is an ideal time, when we are with our loved ones, to share our own family stories – the legacies of generations past, and the legacies we want the next generation to continue.
The Four Questions on Giving provide an enjoyable starting point to discuss philanthropy with all ages of your family. For further guidance on incorporating philanthropy during your Seder, please contact the Center for Designed Philanthropy.
In this 5-minute clip, Joline Godfrey, financial education expert and author of Raising Financially Fit Kids, explores why families need a shared set of fiscal values, common language, and basic financial skills.