January 28, 2020 Tainted Money: Jewish Philanthropy in a Troubled Time


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  • location Hebrew College
    160 Herrick Road
    Newton Centre, MA 02459
  • cost Free
  • organizer Hebrew College
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A conversation with Len Fishman, former CEO of HebrewSenior Life, and Rabbi Sara Paasche-Orlow, Director of Spiritual Care at HebrewSenior Life.

Len Fishman, formerly the CEO of Hebrew Senior Life, the largest nonprofit provider of senior housing and healthcare in New England, and Rabbi Sara Paasche-Orlow, Director of Spiritual Care at Hebrew Senior Life will be discussing the difficult question of whether Jewish institutions should accept money from donors who might be “tainted” in the eyes of the Jewish community. Either because of political activity or illicit behavior or business practices that are problematic, a number of well-known philanthropists have come under scrutiny and many organizations are grappling with the difficult question of what to do with money that comes from these donors. Our guests from Hebrew Senior Life will reflect on the dilemmas that have occurred in their own development work for HSL, as well as engage the community in a conversation about appropriate values guiding such decisions.

This event is part of Hebrew College’s Winter Seminar “What Do We Owe Each Other: Jewish Conversations on Equality and the Challenges of a Just Society,” the week of January 27.

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Hebrew College 160 Herrick Road Newton Centre, MA 02459