JDC chief: Young Jews less willing to give to Israel
Arnon Mantver, who is stepping down as director of the Joint Israel after 19 years, talks about integrating immigrants and why young Diaspora Jews don’t want to donate to Israel.
When Arnon Mantver was a boy, somewhere back in the 1950s, his parents owned a fruit juice factory in Petah Tikva. This status earned him quite a lot of insults. “We employed 10 workers, and barely made a living,” recalls Mantver, who has been director of JDC-Israel, the local arm of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, since 1995....
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