The Power of the Circle: The Next Phase in Jewish Philanthropy
Members of Birthright’s Young Philanthropist Committee talking to hedge fund manager Ari Bergman, who addressed the group.
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August 25, 2009, The Jewish Week — Rochelle Kleter never pictured herself as a philanthropist. The first-generation American, born to parents who grew up in the Ukraine, had a hard time finding her place in the Jewish community. “I was one of the only Jewish kids in the public school system” in East Hanover, N.J., she said. “I didn’t know what it meant to keep kosher for Passover. And when I took Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur off as personal days, I was made fun of.”
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