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dimanche 22 juillet 2012

Walmart donates to Jewish food charity "Yad Ezra"

Thanks to Walmart more Jewish poor families will have enough food on their table.

Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program will work to provide healthy and nutritious kosher food for vulnerable households in southeast Michigan through a grant of $85,000 for “Yad Ezra”. A check presentation took place at the Walmart store in Berkley.

"This donation has a huge and positive impact for families in difficult situations trying to make a living," said Richard Simtob, chairman of “Yad Ezra”. "There are still many families in our community who are food insecure."

"The Walmart Foundation is pleased to be supporting “Yad Ezra” and is committed to helping the needy in the communities we serve," said Walmart Market Manager Jose Barendse. "Through this grant, we hope that residents in southeast Michigan have access to a wider variety of healthy fruits, vegetables and kosher food."

vendredi 13 juillet 2012

Jewish billionaire donates over $100 million to Oxford University

Rich Jews always love to help out the less fortunate.

This week Jewish investor Michael Moritz made a donation that was one of the largest individual gifts ever that the University of Oxford has received. The donation will be financing an annual scholarship program for three years to benefit students with financial need.

Moritz earned his fortune as an investor at Sequoia Capital which invested early in websites such as Google, YouTube and LinkedIn. His gift of £75 million is said to be one of the five largest philanthropic donations ever to have been made in Britain.

This fall, the first hundred scholarships will be awarded to Oxford students from families with annual incomes of less than £16,000 the threshold to qualify for free meals at the university. In the Oxford student body, one in 10 students come from families with incomes below that level. A graduate of Oxford himself, Moritz said he was motivated to give the grant to make possible "the dreams and aspirations of individuals determined to excel, while safeguarding academic excellence in the global reputation of Oxford," according to the news media. The plight of his German Jewish parents also inspired Moritz to give this donation. His father also studied at Oxford and was able to earn his doctorate thanks to financial assistance.

dimanche 8 juillet 2012

Le ministre israélien du Tourisme veut faire chuter le prix des vacances dans le pays

Il ne s’agit pas seulement de nourriture : les vacances coûtent cher en Israël. C’est pourquoi 35 % de la population locale, soit plus de 2,5 millions de personnes, ne peuvent même pas se permettre de prendre des vacances dans leur propre pays. Telles sont les conclusions de la commission d’examen du coût des vacances en Israël, nommée par le ministre du Tourisme Stas Mesezhnikov. Le rapport de la commission sera rendu public dans les prochains jours.(...)