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The Past, Present, and Future 
of American Jewish Giving 
to Israel: 
Who gives, why do they give, and will they 
continue...
Trademarks of the Old Era of the 
Philanthropic Relationship 
-UJA primacy in American Jewish giving to Israel 
L arge per...
Major Changes in the Federation/JFNA 
System 
1. Decrease in total money coming into 
federation system 
Smaller portion o...
Amount Remitted to JA by Year 
$400 
$350 
$300 
$250 
$200 
$150 
$100 
$50 
$0 
1946 
1949 
1952 
1955 
1958 
1961 
1964...
Amount Remitted to JAFI by Year 
(with CPI adjustment) 
$1,800.00 
$1,600.00 
$1,400.00 
$1,200.00 
$1,000.00 
$800.00 
$6...
Growth of Giving through Pass-through 
Organizations 
YEAR Pass-through 
organizations 
UJA / 
successor 
organizations 
1...
Total Donations to Israel 
(with CPI adjustment) 
YYEEAARR AAMMOOUUNNTT 
RREEMMIITTTTEE 
DD TTOO JJAAFFII 
AAMMOOUUNNTT 
G...
UJA/UCJ/JFNA giving 
(with CPI adjustment)
Total American Jewish giving to Israel 
(with CPI adjustment)
Percent of All Adult Jews with 
Intermarried Parents 
(by generation)
Percent of Adults with Intermarried 
Parents who Identify as Jewish 
(by age groups)
The Past, Present, and Future 
of American Jewish Giving 
to Israel: 
Who gives, why do they give, and will they 
continue...
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  1. 1. The Past, Present, and Future of American Jewish Giving to Israel: Who gives, why do they give, and will they continue to give in the future? Dr. Eric Fleisch Sept 2014-10
  2. 2. Trademarks of the Old Era of the Philanthropic Relationship -UJA primacy in American Jewish giving to Israel L arge percentage of federation budget allocated - to overseas causes Jewish Agency as exclusive beneficiary in Israel- Americans largely deferential to Israeli partners in JA on - expenditure decisions UJA and JA collaboration to keep competition out of the - field
  3. 3. Major Changes in the Federation/JFNA System 1. Decrease in total money coming into federation system Smaller portion of funds are being allocated overseas. 2 Smaller portion of overseas allocations are going to the Jewish . 3 Agency
  4. 4. Amount Remitted to JA by Year $400 $350 $300 $250 $200 $150 $100 $50 $0 1946 1949 1952 1955 1958 1961 1964 1967 1970 1973 1976 1979 1982 1985 1988 1991 1994 1997 2000 2003 2006
  5. 5. Amount Remitted to JAFI by Year (with CPI adjustment) $1,800.00 $1,600.00 $1,400.00 $1,200.00 $1,000.00 $800.00 $600.00 $400.00 $200.00 $0.00 1947 1950 1953 1956 1959 1962 1965 1968 1971 1974 1977 1980 1983 1986 1989 1992 1995 1998 2001 2004 2007
  6. 6. Growth of Giving through Pass-through Organizations YEAR Pass-through organizations UJA / successor organizations 1984 $8M $243M 2007 $90M $190M
  7. 7. Total Donations to Israel (with CPI adjustment) YYEEAARR AAMMOOUUNNTT RREEMMIITTTTEE DD TTOO JJAAFFII AAMMOOUUNNTT GGIIVVEENN BBYY NNOONN--UUJJAA CCAAMMPPAAIIGGNN SS TTOOTTAALL AAMMOOUUNNTT GGIIVVEENN TTOOTTAALL RRAAIISSEEDD IINN 22000077 DDOOLLLLAARRSS 11997755 MM $$222233 MM $$5500 MM $$227733 BB $$11..0055 11998855 MM $$226611 MM $$220000 MM $$446611 MM $$888888 11999944 MM $$222244 MM $$555500 MM $$777744 BB $$11..0088 22000077 MM $$119900 BB $$11..55 BB $$11..77 BB $$11..77
  8. 8. UJA/UCJ/JFNA giving (with CPI adjustment)
  9. 9. Total American Jewish giving to Israel (with CPI adjustment)
  10. 10. Percent of All Adult Jews with Intermarried Parents (by generation)
  11. 11. Percent of Adults with Intermarried Parents who Identify as Jewish (by age groups)
  12. 12. The Past, Present, and Future of American Jewish Giving to Israel: Who gives, why do they give, and will they continue to give in the future? Dr. Eric Fleisch Sept 2014-10

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