By Michael J. Lippitz and Rabbi Adam Chalom In the past decade, dozens of American Jewish congregations have experimented with alternatives to fixed annual dues. Articles on voluntary contribution models appeared on eJewishPhilanthropy in 2012, 2013 and 2015, as well as in … [Read more...] about Will “Voluntary” Synagogue Membership Dues Survive COVID-19?
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By Andrés Spokoiny
are the times that try men’s souls,” said Thomas Paine. And these
times are trying ours.
are times in which our character is being tested; our wisdom; our
empathy; our compassion; our selflessness and being tried.
times are testin … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Is a Test for Funders, and Failing Isn’t an Option
Andrés Spokoiny’s Speech
to JFN 2020
By Rabbi Adam Chalom We are told that the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed because of sinat chinam, baseless hatred of Jew versus Jew. Of course, this declaration in no way ended Jewish argument! The Talmud itself sanctifies disagreements “for the sake of heaven,” though that too … [Read more...] about Rabbinic Pluralism
The Jewish Studio Project has opened applications for its Winter 2019 Studio Immersive: Chalomot: Dreaming of a Better World. This 5-day deep dive into Jewish learning and creative process takes place in Berkeley, CA January 20-24. Check out www.jewishstudioproject.org/immersive … [Read more...] about Applications Now Open: Studio Immersive
Andrés Spokoiny’s Address to the 2017 Jewish Funders Network International Conference When I was growing up, the military government of Argentina launched a very effective propaganda campaign. It was called “El Silencio es Salud” - “Silence is Health.” The city appeared plas … [Read more...] about El Silencio es Salud