The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem has announced a new initiative exclusively for Masa Israel Journey program alumni: tuition grants of up to 70% off for the 2013-2014 Year Program. These $4,000 Year Program tuition grants are available on a limited basis, and roughly parallel the amounts awarded by Masa Israel Journey to those eligible in order to help cover the cost of full-time study at Pardes. The launch of this special … [Read more...] about Pardes Announces Tuition Grants for Masa Alumni
As eJP continues at the forefront of content distribution and technology, we are participating in an exciting beta program by a new startup called 40Nuggets. 40Nuggets describes itself as taking an approach to email marketing that is more like a Facebook ad. It automatically transforms the content of a blog or publication into bite sized, ready to email, nuggets. Over time, it intelligently matches nuggets of content to users, based on what … [Read more...] about Introducing The eJP Nugget
by Mordechai Shushan February 24, 2013 - Jewish innovation funders have suspended organizational grantmaking and announced direct payments to individuals in exchange for signing a Jewish loyalty oath. In a stunning turn of events, major supporters of the so-called “Jewish innovation ecosystem” have announced they will end support to the myriad Jewish startups they’ve seeded over the past decade and opt for a direct to consumer strategy. “It … [Read more...] about The Fifth and Final “i” – INCOME
Some synagogues are exploring new ways to achieve financial sustainability. by Barry Mael Across the synagogue world there is one topic high on every board and staff agenda: financial sustainability. Lay and professional leaders from all denominations are grappling with how to create a fair, inclusive funding structure and at the same time allow the synagogue community to generate the dollars necessary to fulfill its sacred vision and … [Read more...] about Can Synagogues Live By Dues Alone?
by Barb Shimansky, MSW I knew going into the Reform Movement’s recent Youth Engagement Conference that our Sunday morning trip to the First African Methodist Episcopal (FAME) Church would be a highlight of the weekend. Learning how another faith organization engages their youth would surely provide some insight into how we as Jewish professionals can do the same. As 130 of us - educators, clergy, and lay leaders who work with Jewish youth … [Read more...] about One Hundred Jewish Professionals Walk Into a Church …