COVID-19 posed an unprecedented challenge for global society and nonprofit institutions. The role of philanthropy in meeting the pandemic’s immediate and long-term needs and sustaining communal engagement has been demonstrated across local and global communities.
The characteristics of American Jewish giving and engagement in times of emergency and crisis are the focus, which presents trends and data on Jewish philanthropy during 2020.
About the Speaker: Hanna Shaul Bar Nissim, Ph.D. is Deputy Director U.S. at the Ruderman Family Foundation. Hanna completed her Ph.D. at the School of Social Work and Social Welfare at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, focusing on philanthropic studies. She joined the Ruderman Family Foundation after completing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Brandeis University, specializing in the research of Jewish philanthropy.
Hanna is focused on documenting and analyzing the activities of multiple foundations and community philanthropies, working closely with hundreds of philanthropists and practitioners of philanthropic organizations in the Jewish world. Hanna has been acknowledged worldwide as the expert on American Jewish philanthropy. Her work has been supported by several universities, research institutes, and American and Israeli foundations.
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