Wednesday, October 13, 2004

My two cents on the $45m.

No one in the Jewish blogosphere (as far as I've noticed) seems to have said much about the $45 million gift some anonymous philanthropists gave Boston's Jewish schools last week, perhaps because there's not much to say beyond 'wow' and 'congratulations.' The importance of this event, however, is that these generous families are helping to set Jewish education as a communal priority, putting Jewish school programming (as opposed to buildings) on the philanthropic map and setting an example by donating the kind of sum that was previously reserved for universities or big museums. Let's hope other philanthropists in other cities sit up and take notice.

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