To help battle rising rates of unemployment and poverty among Jews in the Baltics, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has launched two of its successful Ariel Job Centers in Riga, Latvia and Tallinn, Estonia. The centers - based on a pioneering model that continues to help Argentina’s Jews recover in the wake of that country’s economic crisis - provide seminars, classes and training on job hunting, interviewing, resume … [Read more...] about JDC Launches Job Center in Baltics
As part of a continued concentrated effort to increase the number of credentialed future Jewish educators and to improve the quality of professional preparation and Jewish education they receive, the Jim Joseph Foundation (JJF) has announced that $33 million in grants have been awarded to the three leading training institutions for Jewish educators. With these grants, JJF has now gifted a total of nearly a quarter of a billion dollars to Jewish … [Read more...] about Jim Joseph Announces $33m. to Train Educators
Debate Over Israel Funding Guidelines Continues To Roil San Francisco Jews by Sue Fishkoff Three months after San Francisco’s Jewish federation became the first in the nation to announce formal restrictions on funding for Israel programs, this liberal, largely dovish regional slice of American Jewry remains aflame with debate and denunciations of the move as a lurch toward censorship. In the latest development, 73 Bay Area rabbis, … [Read more...] about The San Francisco Chill
JGooders.com, an online donation portal for the Jewish world, is apparently undergoing some type of restructuring. The site was launched to huge fanfare at the 2008 GA in Jerusalem. We have been hearing for a while they were re-thinking their business strategy and today, on his personal blog, David Sheen, JGooders content editor, wrote, "Unfortunately, the Board of Directors of the company decided to put a temporary halt to all of the … [Read more...] about What’s Up at JGooders?
In the ongoing battle for the hearts, minds and dollars of the American Jewish community, representatives of the JDC, Jewish Agency and the Jewish Federations met yesterday in New York City. Based on the press release issued a few minutes ago, one must conclude nothing concrete was resolved - just to continue talking. Presumably, for now, the current allocation ratio remains intact. The Jewish Federations of North America, the American Jewish … [Read more...] about The Big 3: Talk, Talk and More Talk