As we prepare to usher in 2008, just a few "tidbits from Dan" to keep in mind while we set the stage to execute our organizations', and our own, plans for the year. Mark your calendar for the end of December '08 and come back and check these four little sentences out and see how you performed. If you follow them, you should have a year of success. eJewish Philanthropy will have a great deal to say about all four over the next several … [Read more...] about Focus On What You’re Good At
Archives for December 2007
Make your project ideas real this summer in Jerualem Are you an entrepreneur who cares deeply about the future of the Jewish People? A hacker, programmer, educator, social activist--a rapper, a painter or a biotech visionary who wants to make an impact on the world? Then come learn more about how you can launch your project or scale up your current venture in a special session of the PresenTense Institute for Creative Zionism, a six-week … [Read more...] about Turn Your Dream Project Into Reality
The business card he handed me a few weeks back was sleek, creative, different and expensive to produce. Just like the ultra-hip and glitzy premises I had been given a tour of earlier. He neither introduced himself as Rabbi; nor does his business card indicate such. The organization is identified as the Gaon Club; the tagline: where young Jews converge. And the web address lands you on the home page of Friends of Lubavitch UK. The name on … [Read more...] about Mendy Vogel, Where Are You?
We have often showcased individuals or groups from this New Generation of Jewish innovators. Perhaps a tad off topic, but from the group of 32 Rhodes Scholars named for 2008, have a peak at those who self-identify as Jewish. And who knows, perhaps they will all "rock" our Jewish world! The Rhodes Scholarships, those coveted international fellowships, bring outstanding students from many countries around the world to the University of … [Read more...] about Introducing the 2008 Jewish American Rhodes Scholars
They're back! Ben Yehuda was filled with young crowds unseen since the summer. The buses parked on Yaffo told the story: large banners across the front grills sported the Taglit logo. Signs in the window... Hillels of Philadelphia, the University of Florida and more. It's winter break and Birthright has again descended upon Jerusalem. Towards the top of the midrachov, a group of Korean students were entertaining the Motzie Shabbat crowd with … [Read more...] about Collateral Damage From Birthright Israel? Not In My Book