by Noga Zivan, D. Phil. On 6 May 2010, Great Britain went to the polls amid great unease surrounding the country’s economic future. The election resulted in the first peace-time coalition government since 1939, between David Cameron’s Conservative (Tory) Party and Nick Clegg’s Liberal Democrat. With the Conservatives pledged to cut £6 billion in spending this year alone, all eyes are now trained on Chancellor George Osborne’s emergency … [Read more...] about Where Now for Great Britain?
One thing is abundantly clear: the Jewish Federations' partner organizations, including the JDC, the Jewish Agency and World ORT are not sitting still. All three are busy strengthening their North American infrastructure, making high-level hires and becoming more independent in their FRD approach. None of this bodes well for JFNA as a facilitator of overseas money, and more important for the future health of UIA. A controversial thought for … [Read more...] about The Jewish Agency Pushes Forward
The stock market’s plunge last week to a 14-month low has left doomsayers predicting a “double-dip recession,” a recession that is followed by a brief period of recovery before the economy enters another recession. Are Jewish organizations - whose endowments have already been battered by the Bernard Madoff fraud and the overall stock market volatility of recent days - taking the necessary steps to protect their assets from such a fate? To find … [Read more...] about Jeffrey Solomon on a Double-Dip Recession
At the World ORT Board meetings currently taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia, the following resolutions were passed; included is a request to the Jewish Federations of North America to talk tachles. Resolutions of the World ORT Board of Representatives, St Petersburg, Russia, May 25, 2010 The World ORT Board of Representatives recalls the founding of our organisation, here in the City of St Petersburg 130 years ago in 1880. Since that time … [Read more...] about Resolutions of the World ORT Board of Representatives
World ORT, their Board of Trustees and regional delegations, are currently gathered in St. Petesburg, Russia, to celebrate the 130th anniversary of its founding in that city. ORT is the largest Jewish education and training NGO in the world and currently has more than 250,000 students, and other beneficiaries, in their programs. Over its long history, the organization has operated in over 100 countries, spanning five continents. ORT operated … [Read more...] about World ORT Celebrates 130th Anniversary