Donor-advised funds are changing the Jewish non-profit landscape and are increasingly being used to block donations to left-leaning projects
Joel is a former employee of the OneVoice Movement and an alumni of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. A member and educator for the Bnei Akiva movement in the United Kingdom, he emigrated to the U.S., where he has married the love of his life. He is the winner of the Avi Schaefer Innovating Peace Award 2012, is a Senior Fellow at the Alliance for Youth Movements, and holds honoree life memberships to both the National Union of Students and the Union of Jewish Students for his contributions to them.
Braunold is a contributing blogger for Haaretz Jewish World.
It took me five years and $3,500 (excluding lawyers' fees) to get my Green Card, and it was totally fair. Trump's ban is spreading anxiety and terror in a community that has already been extremely vetted.
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