[This essay is from The Peoplehood Papers, volume 23 - “The Israeli Diaspora - a Peoplehood Perspective” - published by the Center for Jewish Peoplehood Education.] By Nachman Shai We must not allow the anti-Semitic murder in Pittsburgh to cast a dark shadow over the relations between Israel and the Jewish community in the United States, including the hundreds of thousands of Israelis living in America. Jews in the U.S. do not face … [Read more...] about A New Paradigm
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation (Israel), in partnership with the Jewish Funders Network, has created a $1 million matching grant initiative to help build the ecosystem of impact entrepreneurship in Israel and generate a greater ongoing philanthropic commitment to the field. Impact entrepreneurship describes an intentional approach to addressing unmet social and environmental needs, alongside a measurable financially sustainable business … [Read more...] about Call for Applications: Building the Ecosystem of Impact Entrepreneurship in Israel
[This article appears as part of a series presented by the SafetyRespectEquity Coalition about the work of Jewish organizations to prevent and address sexual harassment and gender discrimination. By pulling back the curtain on works in progress, the Coalition hopes to inspire others to begin their own crucial reform efforts. You can read the framing piece here.] By Gali Cooks As President & CEO of Leading Edge, I represent a minority of … [Read more...] about Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Understanding Gender Inequities in the Jewish Communal Workforce
By Jennifer Lieberman The internet is a place where you have only seconds to grab your visitor’s attention. Snap-judgement decisions are made about the vibrancy of a school, business, restaurant, or house of worship. Your synagogue website has the power to influence how an outsider perceives your community. Making a positive first impression is key. While our focus at Addicott Web is on helping synagogues thrive online, we began to wonder … [Read more...] about What Synagogues Can Learn from the Best Church Websites
By Andrés Spokoiny Question: What did the first three-headed clown juggling live baby goats say to the second three-headed clown juggling live baby goats? Answer: I don’t know, but if I told you, you’d remember. We tend to remember unusual and surprising things. That’s how our brain is wired; it’s an evolutionary mechanism that helps us notice new threats and opportunities in our surroundings. From ancient times to the present, memory … [Read more...] about This You Call a Miracle?