Unsurprisingly, study finds Jews "connected to the Jewish community"--through worship and even friendship--give more than the unconnected.
"Jewish Americans give to charity at higher rates than other Americans, but they donate more often to organizations that are not Jewish than to Jewish groups, a new study focusing on the Jewish community has found. The study, conducted by the philanthropic research group Jumpstart, provides new grist for Jewish charities trying to hang on to donors and recruit new ones. The biggest predictor of whether a Jewish person gave to charity, the study showed, was how connected they were to the Jewish community." -- Emily Alpert, the Chicago Tribune