Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation - the Jewish women’s foundation of Greater Washington is announcing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for its 2019-2020 grant cycle. They cycle begins with applicants submitting a letter of intent (LOI) by November 28, 2018. Following review of the LOI, a select number of organizations will be asked to submit a full proposal of their program/project. For over a decade, TOWF has been making grants to tackle some of … [Read more...] about Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation 2019-2020 Request for Proposals
By Gidi Grinstein This week, in Tel-Aviv, Jewish American lay and professional leaders will convene with hundreds of Israelis for the annual General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). It stands to be a pivotal gathering for what may or may not be said in it. And I am worried. I am a fan. I believe that the community institutions of American Jewry, with the Federation system as its crown jewel, are the backbone of … [Read more...] about GA: Let’s Raise the Temperature
The Federations not only need to re-think their advocacy strategy within Israel but also their financial strategy.
By Yosef I. Abramowitz
The sacred ground beneath the historic assumptions about relations between the State of Israel and North American Jewry are quickly shifting, and the main Jewish fundraising body for Israel, the Jewish Federations of North America, which is kicking off its General Assembly October 22 in Tel Aviv, is … [Read more...] about A Needed Change:
Shaking up the Federation Economic Model
By Sarah Rueven and Stefanie Rhodes As the executive director and board chair of Slingshot, an organization that engages young Jewish philanthropists to build a vibrant Jewish future, we are struck by Jack Wertheimer’s characterization of young people as the “wild card” in Jewish giving, according to a recent report. There are, indeed, many uncertainties about how millennials will shape the Jewish future. But if we want millennial giving to be … [Read more...] about Five Ways to Engage Young Philanthropists in Jewish Leadership
The October / November 2001 issue of Sh'ma featured a deep dive into the world of American Jewish Philanthropy. 19 individuals - professionals and lay leaders - contributed essays examining the differences between philanthropy and tzedakah.
As was Sh'ma's practice at the time, the publication was printed and delivered by snail mail to subscribers, including many synagogue libraries around the U.S.
Now, for the first-time and in cooperation … [Read more...] about American Jewish Philanthropy