I am a grant writer and and researcher hired to search for funding for a Jewish school. I am not Jewish (I'm African American/Christian) and I was so confused as to why some groups ignore some Jewish groups or divisions. After reading this article, I now understand the issue of why there are literally no foundations proposing to support issues and needs of certain Jewish groups, but I'm so sad that there is such a divide within the Jewish communities, especially in NY. Not addressing any of the issues will only come to ahead when children and families living in poverty have to depend on all of us to care for their needs, in the same way that America cares for its poor with entitlements, prison, and other "safety nets." I wish there was something that I could do to help build the bridge. Unfortunately there are things at play here much larger than myself. Best wishes and I really hope a solution is reached soon.
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