b"More and Better Jewish PhilanthropyCommunity is at the heart of Moses LibitzkysCOVID-19 response, committee chair Laura philanthropy. A prominent East BayLauder announced that the Federation was philanthropist, he is a Federation Boardlaunching an effort to raise $5 million for Member, a past president of The JewishHebrew Free Loan by securing donor Community Foundation of the East Bay, andrecommendations to deploy donor-advised has ties to many Jewish and non-Jewish causes.fund and supporting foundation assets. Moses and his wife Susan support programsLaura and Gary Lauder committed the promoting Jewish learning for children andinitial $500,000 to the effort and asked the programs for Jewish high school andcommittee to approve a $1 million additional college-aged students. Moses is andraw from the Federations endowment. enthusiastic supporter of PJ Library, whichLibitzky, who serves on the endowment sends free, award-winning Jewish childrenscommittee, quickly answered the call to join books to families every month. He alsothe Federation in this effort and matched the provides leadership and financial supportLauders gift.to AIPAC, UN Watch, and the WashingtonStronger togetherInstitute for Near East Policy, where he servesIn just a few weeks, dozens of donors signed on the board.up to participate in the pooled recoverable When considering philanthropy and leadershipgrant and met the $5 million goal. The Hebrewwhether directed toward Jewish education orFree Loan COVID-19 response effort unfolded global policyLibitzky stresses that the workquickly, exhibiting the strength of the united must be intentional, focused, and effective. Bay Area Jewish philanthropic community. By Leading with others in a time of crisis working with conviction, the leadership from our Bay Area philanthropic community is The Coronavirus pandemic resulted in a hugemobilizing donors to support Jewish spike in applications for Hebrew Free Loan'sorganizations and individuals most affected zero-interest loans. At a March endowmentby this crisis. committee meeting about the Federations 5"