A ‘Super Fund’ Aims to Keep Jewish Nonprofit World From Sinking

As the largest collective Jewish response to the pandemic, [the Jewish Communal Response and Impact Fund] is being heralded as an exemplary example of communal tzedakah, committed to sustaining key elements of Jewish organizational life.

Based on interviews and conversations — most of them off the record — with more than a dozen funders, Jewish professionals, lay leaders and close observers of the community, it seems clear that the JCRIF is a uniquely generous, selfless and all-important attempt to stabilize and advance the core infrastructure of Jewish life.

But it has also raised questions about who gets to determine the fate and composition of the American Jewish ecosystem for years to come.