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?
"By the time you hear the thunder, it's to late to build the ark." conference participant Barcelona, Spain, June 29, 2015 - In a year of growing challenges and threats to European Jewish communities and with immediate concerns over the impact of a potential Greek default, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) concluded a multi-day international conference in Barcelona aimed at strengthening Jewish community resilience in … [Read more...] about JDC Resilience Conference: European Jews Must Be Prepared For Challenges As Vast Majority Remain In Place