Learning about their culture and history - and importantly passing this to their children - is a high priority. On a recent weekend in Canada's Blue Mountains, over 450 [mostly] young Russian-speaking Jewish Canadians participated in the 2nd Limmud FSU Canada conference. Like all programs in the global Limmud universe, the event was planned and brought to fruition by a stellar team of local volunteers. The program featured sessions of … [Read more...] about What Makes Limmud FSU Tick?
Today, in New York, Jewish Funders Network is bringing together Jewish philanthropists from around the world for strategic discussions about fighting high rates of poverty and unemployment among Israel’s fast-growing Haredi community. Accelerate: Haredi Employment & Economic Empowerment in Israel, will allow philanthropic leaders, Haredi educators, and other stakeholders - including representatives from Israel’s business, nonprofit, and … [Read more...] about Low Key British Philanthropist at the Forefront of Endeavor to Grow Haredi Employment in Israel
Earlier this summer, JFNA's leadership quietly killed the Global Planning Table (GPT). You remember the Global Planning Table? Passed in the closing hours of the 2011 Denver GA, with zero public discussion, this federation attempt to build another hierarchical monstrosity was doomed from day one. It was embraced by JFNA's then board chair, Kathy Manning, as a new power base for herself and JFNA Israel against JDC and The Jewish Agency; backed … [Read more...] about Failing to ‘Make the Case,’ JFNA’s Big Gamble is Closed Down
All 700 spaces sold-out in 2 days. In the small western Ukrainian village of Sydorovychi, where Nehamia Rubitzov (subsequently Rabin), was born, a special commemorative event was held today (November 4th) by Limmud FSU marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Among participants was the distinguished journalist and columnist Eitan Haber, who was Rabin’s head of bureau and spokesman, who delivered … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU Liviv (Ukraine) Opens Tomorrow
What was it about Uzi ben Gibor's post last week "The Ugly Side of Jewish Federations," that caused it to immediately explode across our readership? Was it the word "ugly" attached to Jewish Federations? Or was it nothing more than a slow Wednesday morning where readers were easily distracted from their morning routine? Yet something hit a nerve and a tsunami began gathering steam across federation land. And while Uzi is impressed by the almost … [Read more...] about Is The Emperor [Mostly] Naked?