Website and Archive of
Professor Eliezer David Jaffe

Philanthropy & Fundraising

Israel’s Non-Profit Sector: Problems and Prospects

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Israel Economic and Business Review
  • Published on: June, 1985

Foundations in Israel

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Adapted from a chapter in "Sources of Funding " , Devorah Publishers
  • Published on: 2001

Not For Profit

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: November 3, 1985

Ad Hoc Repairs On A Sleeping Giant

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: June 21, 1989

Fundraising, fund-spending for Russian immigration — some innovative ideas

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Cleveland Jewish News
  • Published on: Friday, March 9, 1990

Why the Jewish Agency should be abolished

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Jewish Chronicle
  • Published on: January 10, 1986

Wanted: A New Agency

In one expert’s view, it’s a delusion to think the Jewish Agency can spend our philanthropic dollars wisely or well – so it’s time for a change.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Moment Magazine
  • Published on: April, 1983

Time to Bust the Jewish Agency Monopoly

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: 1986

THE ROLE OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AMONG THE HAREDI (ULTRA-ORTHODOX) JEWISH COMMUNITY IN ISRAEL

A major motive associated with the intensive involvement of the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) Jewish sector in Israeli political life is the protection and expansion of an extensive nonprofit social service and education network. This article describes the functions and origins of Haredi NPO activities, its use of coalition bargaining as a fundraising device, and how minority subcultures guarantee their cultural continuity through nonprofit associations. In pluralistic social democracies, the Israeli Haredi model has lessons for both government and organized religious and ethnic groups.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Journal of Social Work and Policy in Israel
  • Published on: 1993

The Right to Influence or Change Each Other’s Social, Moral, and Human Rights

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Congress Monthly
  • Published on: Nov.-Dec. 1980

The Personal Touch

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: July 4, 1986

The Crisis in Jewish Philanthropy

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Tikkun
  • Published on: September, 1987

Charity for Israel: The Credibility Crisis and Options for Restructuring

A leading social welfare professional assesses the efficacy of the Jewish Agency, and possible alternatives to it.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Israel Economist
  • Published on: June 1987

Fund Raising in Israel: The Art of the State

Fund Raising within Israel for the thousands of Israeli voluntary and nonprofit groups is becoming a very sophisticated profession. A number of organizations offering consultative and technical services have grown up during the past decade. Only recently has private philanthropy come under serious study, which should influence the future direction of private sector involvement in Israeli society.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Journal of Jewish Communal Service
  • Published on: Summer, 1990

The 30th Zionist Circus

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: 1984

Israel: State, Religion, and the Third Sector

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Chapter in "Between States and Markets: The Voluntary Sector in Comparative Perspective", R. Wuthnow (ed.), Princeton University Press
  • Published on: 1991

Sociological and Religious Origins of the Non-Profit Sector in Israel

Third-sector non-profit associations and voluntarism among Jews developed primarily under stateless conditions for nearly 2000 years during the exile of the Jewish people from its homeland. Only in modern times, with the re-establishment of Jewish statehood, has there been cause to assess and study the relationship between the non-profit sector and the state. This situation in which the voluntary, non-profit ‘third sector’ developed in the absence of a state (and in some ways, acted as a substitute for it) on a worldwide basis for the specific purpose of preserving religious and group identity is a unique phenomenon among the nations of the world (Anheier and Siebel 1990; Powell 1986). This article describes some of the historical roots of the non-profit or ‘third sector’ in Israel from a sociological, religious, political and socio-economic perspective, its relationship to the state, and some comparative trends in other countries.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Internatonal Sociology
  • Published on: June 1992

Asking Questions About Jewish Philanthropy

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Jewish Digest
  • Published on: October 1979

Project Renewal: An Insider’s View

Neighborhoods, like people, have souls. The challenge of Project Renewal is in learning about the souls of Israeli neighborhoods and doing something for them…If Project Renewal fails, not only the Israelis will be to blame; the blame will also fall squarely on those who didn’t grasp its importance and didn’t make the effort to get involved.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Journal of Jewish Communal Service
  • Published on: Winter, 1980

Project Renewal: A Caution

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Moment Magazine
  • Published on: September, 1978

Partnership Philanthropy

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: April 7, 1982

Obligations of UJA Contributors

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Jewish Spectator
  • Published on: Spring 1983

Not Just Charity

American communities team up with Israelis to rehabilitate slums in Israel

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The National Jewish Monthly
  • Published on: January 1980

Non-Conventional Philanthropy

Major fund-raising organizations for Israel and private philanthropists should consider the benefits of more personalized giving, writes Eliezer Jaffe.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: Monday, March 27, 1978

Nobody Cares About U.J.A.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Jewish Spectator
  • Published on: Summer 1983

New Israel Fund

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Journal of Jewish Communal Service
  • Published on: Spring 1982

Legacy Solicitation by Israeli Non-Profit Origanisations

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: CODICIL - The Legacy Newsletter
  • Published on: 1998

Israel’s Non-Profit Sector: Problems and Prospects

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Israel Economic and Business Review
  • Published on: 1985

Israel on a silver platter?

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Sh'ma - a journal of Jewish responsibility
  • Published on: May 2, 1980

A Prescient Partnership

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: P.E.F. Israel Endowment Fund Annual Report
  • Published on: 1998

How to spend $600m. wisely for Russian aliya

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: February 1, 1990

Fund Raising in Israel – The Art of the State

Fund raising within Israel for the thousands of Israeli voluntary and nonprofit groups is becoming a very sophisticated profession. A number of organizations offering consultative and technical services have grown up during the past decade. Only recently has private philanthropy come under serious study, which should influence the future direction of private sector involvement in Israeli society.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Journal of Jewish Communal Service
  • Published on: 1990

Endowment and Planned Gift Management

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: STEP (Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners) Management Seminar, Jerusalem, Israel Branch
  • Published on: July 1, 2007

Combatting The Crisis In Jewish Philanthropy

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: San Diego Jewish Times
  • Published on: October 27, 1988

Benevolent mistake

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: January 26, 1983

Non-Conventional Philanthropy

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Moment Magazine
  • Published on: May, 1979

ZAHAVI: Anatomy of a Grass-Roots Organization

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: Midstream
  • Published on: January, 1982

Entering a new era after Project Renewal

The challenge will be to find projects that spark the interest of the Diaspora jointly with the participants, Eliezer Jaffe explains.

  • Author: Professor Eliezer Jaffe
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: January 16, 1987

Thank You and Farewell to Giving Wisely

Giving Wisely, the first English and Hebrew directory of nonprofit organizations in Israel, is voluntary closing up shop. This article tells the story of Eliezer Jaffe’s Giving Wisely Project, and what it did to bring transparency to the nonprofit sector and donor education¬†for wise philanthropy in Israel.

  • Author: Dan Brown
  • Publication: eJewish Philanthropy
  • Published on: July 10, 2011

Giving from the head and the heart

Effective philanthropy requires more than a checkbook

  • Author: Lara Berman
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Report
  • Published on: November 12, 2007

L’Agence juive a la croisee des chemins

  • Author: Dan Izenberg
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: July, 1990

How to raise your first million

  • Author: Leah Abramowitz
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: October 2, 1990

Zionist has-beens taken up with trivial pursuits

  • Author: Chaim Bermant
  • Publication: Jewish Chronicle
  • Published on: January 1, 1985

Will The Real Jewish Agency Please Stand Up?

Two new books dealing with the working of the all-powerful and equally mysterious Jewish Agency offer radically different perspectives.

  • Author: Charles Hoffman
  • Publication: Baltimore Jewish Times
  • Published on: August 2, 1985

The Rules of Philanthropy

Advice on giving wisely from the doyen of the field, Prof. Eliezer Jaffe

  • Author: Hanan Sher
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Report
  • Published on: June 14, 2004

Unlimited Partnership

The New Israel Fund has an ambiguous name. Is it a new kind of fund for Israel, or is it a fund for a new kind of Israel?

  • Author: Matthew Nesvisky
  • Publication: Moment
  • Published on: May 1984

The Jewish Agency Assembly

  • Author: Gary Rosenblatt
  • Publication: Baltimore Jewish Times
  • Published on: October 16, 1987

Getting Personal

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Involved Giving

  • Author: Andrew Silow-Carroll
  • Publication: Moment
  • Published on: October 1994

Project Renewal

  • Author: Joel Roteman
  • Publication: The Jewish Chronicle
  • Published on: July 20, 1981

Two ideas ‘whose time has come’

  • Author: Joel Roteman
  • Publication: Jewish Chronicle

Philanthropy Israeli Style

Israelis’ skill at soliciting donations for good causes is well known. Their willingness to reach deep into their own pockets to help others is much more prevalent than it seems.

  • Author: Heidi J. Gleit
  • Publication: Eretz - The Magazine of Israel
  • Published on: June-July 2004

Jaffe: Project Renewal Not ‘Just Another Gimmick’

  • Author: Bezalel Gordon
  • Publication: Washington Jewish Week
  • Published on: February 20, 1986

Where The Money Goes

  • Author: Leah Abramowitz
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: 1982

Pennies for Heaven

  • Author: Myra Noveck
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: Friday, September 16, 1983

Giving from the head and the heart

Effective philanthropy requires more than a checkbook

  • Author: Lara Berman
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Report
  • Published on: November 12, 2007

Donor Aid

The lack of accountability and transparency in Israel’s non-profit sector, which imports $1.5 billion annually, has begun to deter foreign donors. Now there are attempts to restore the faith.

  • Author: Netty C. Gross
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Report
  • Published on: August, 2006

Crowding out in the third sector

  • Author: Asher Meir
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: January, 2007

Spare Some Change?

Beggars pester Jerusalemites, but some people keep on giving

  • Author: Greer Fay Cashman
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: Friday, July 16, 1999

Accountability

  • Author: Trudy Rosemarin
  • Publication: Jewish Spectator
  • Published on: Winter 1984

WZO: ‘A time for drastic reforms’

  • Author: Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: November 10, 1985

A Society With More Give, Less Take

Once upon a time, there was a small, indigent settlement in Eretz Israel. To maintain its presence, emissaries solicited funds from diaspora cousins. Today, thank God, there are enough well-off Israelis so that charitable giving can now begin at home.

  • Author: Rochelle Furstenberg
  • Publication: Hadassah Magazine
  • Published on: November 1999

A promise that boomeranged

  • Author: Judy Siegel
  • Publication: The Jerusalem Post
  • Published on: September 13, 1979