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16 Jewish News comfortable with the leadership at the moment so theyve stepped out with giving circles and theyre doing their own thing Schwartz says. The community doesnt lose out because everything stays in the community. They didnt take their marbles and go home. As for the future of Jewish philanthropy Schwartz has a positive outlook because of organizations such as Bnai Tzedek an arm of the Jewish Community Foundation that teaches teens the importance of tikkun olam and giving. Hopefully theyve been taught and have learned to feel good about giving she says. One of Schwartzs current concerns for the Phoenix Jewish community revolves around Jewish students lack of preparation for the anti-Semitism they encounter on college campuses. They have no clue she says. Theyre ignorant of their heritage and its impossible for them to defend themselves verbally. They dont have the Above Schwartz left shovels the first pile of dirt in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Jess Schwartz Jewish Community High School in 2001. Photo by Mark Gluckman Below Schwartz dances at the 2010 bat mitzvah of her granddaughter Jaclyn. Photo courtesy of Lesley Schwartz Hammer women and giving-sheila.indd 16 12516 752 AM