Giving USA, the preeminent chronicler of American philanthropy reported last week that overall giving to Jewish federations has declined 37.6% in inflation adjusted dollars between 1991 and 2015. Additionally, the report singled out 2 very different communities - Detroit and New … [Read more...] about The National Federation/Agency Alliance Takes a Hit
"Etz Chayim Hi LaMachazikim Ba." It is a tree of life to those that grasp hold of and strengthen it. Over the past several years, it has been apparent to us at eJP that a significant number of our readers were deeply invested in the field of Jewish education. Many felt a void … [Read more...] about Tu B’Shvat, Jewish Education and a new Publication
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. … [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 & E … [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 … [Read more...] about Failing to ‘Make the Case,’ JFNA’s Big Gamble is Closed Down