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After donor cuts, Birthright CEO puts out a challenge to the Jewish community

 

December 16, 2022

A view of a Birthright Israel group.

(JNS) - Now that the shock has worn off, the question for Birthright is who will step up.

Last week, Miriam Adelson, Birthright Israel's most generous donor, addressed a board meeting of the organization known for bringing tens of thousands of young Jews to Israel each year.

She and her late husband, Sheldon Adelson, through the Adelson Family Foundation, have contributed nearly $500 million to Birthright over the past 15 years, but, after slashing the foundation's annual commitment nearly in half this year, and halving it again next year, she told meeting attendees that "we are creating...



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