It is no great secret that many Jewish nonprofits are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. As events are cancelled around the country and the world, organizations are scrambling to maintain their relevance in a low-touch economy.
The transition to virtual events has come more easily for some, as lectures have turned into webinars and celebrations into livestreams. For others, such as those whose business model revolves around travel, the pandemic has effectively pressed pause on their mission. Philanthropic funds of various sizes have been created to try to bolster some of these longstanding Jewish institutions struggling to stay afloat in these uncertain and challenging times.