Health Care for Jewish Day School Students: A Planning Model for Resource Development

By David S. Shtulman, Samuel A. Friede, Jim Denova

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1994

Scarce resources and growing demands are making it increasingly diffcult for many federations to maintain existing programs at current levels, much less fund new initiatives. In these times the role of federation as a facilitator and planning resource becomes increasingly important. Federation can broaden its narrow image as merely the collector and disburser of campaign dollars to assume the role of advocate and partner in the acquisition of other available resources. This case study of a health care partnership between three Jewish day schools and a community teaching hospital in Pittsburgh is a case in point. Through this project, the Jewish day schools have received much needed services, otherwise beyond their reach, and have developed a positive working relationship with each other that is bearing fruit in other areas as well. Shadyside Hospital has used the program to further its goal of providing greater community service, and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation was able to target limited resources in a strategic way, benefiting from the federation's community plaiming expertise. For its part, the United Jewish Federation has demonstrated to the Jewish day school community that it has relevance beyond its annual allocation and value that cannot be measured in dollars alone.

Topic: Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Health and Healing, Students, Communal Organization

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 70/No. 4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Shtulman, David S. Friede, Samuel A. Denova, Jim. Health Care for Jewish Day School Students: A Planning Model for Resource Development. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1994:


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