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Jun 27, 2017, 4:06 PM
Changing the Face of Jewish Philanthropy, One Investment at a Time
The Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation is reimagining the role of philanthropic foundations, and people are starting to notice. “Foundations can be so much more than private investment houses that give away 5% of their assets each year. We...
Dec 20, 2016, 6:36 PM
So, What Exactly is Investing with Jewish Values?
Judaism is widely acknowledged for regulating every aspect of human life, including food, shelter, sex, rest, etc. Can it possibly have nothing to say about how we invest our money? True, there is nothing obvious about the idea of...
Sep 7, 2016, 11:16 PM
Leaders or Laggards: The Role of Jewish Institutions in the Impact Investing Movement
Impact investing, a once niche subsector, is quickly moving toward the mainstream of the philanthropic world, with prominent foundations such as the Gates, Rockefeller and Kellogg publicly voicing their support
Nov 4, 2015, 6:50 PM
Yes, There Is Something You Can Do to Help
Recently, family and friends in the United States have asked me what they can do to support Israel during this period of unrest. This is not a new phenomenon. Jews in the Diaspora who feel a strong bond with...
Oct 7, 2015, 10:14 AM
Exercise your Judaism with impact investing
It's time to break up the monopoly around Jewish practices. Most Jews will agree that observing halachic commandments such as shabbat, kashrut, and chagim, is the common form of Jewish practice. However, by limiting the conversation to obeying Jewish...
Avi Deutsch is the Co-Founder and CEO of LAVAN, a not-for-profit organization advancing the ecosystem of impact investing with Jewish values.