Today sees publication of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research's (JPR) second report on the 2011 UK National Census data. Their first report, published in December 2012, looked at the UK Jewish population at Local Authority District level, and noted that whilst the Jewish population of England and Wales has remained largely static since 2001, there are significant changes taking place at the more local level. This second report also focuses … [Read more...] about The Growth and Decline of U.K. Jewish Neighbourhoods
by Ephraim Gopin Me (post on Facebook): How good/bad are nonprofits at financial planning for the future? Friend (in comments): HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA. Does that help? Exactly ten years ago, Binyamin Netanyahu became Finance Minister and introduced drastic budget cuts and changes - privatizing government owned corporations (El Al, Bezek, Zim to name a few), severely reducing monthly child allowances while simultaneously slashing public sector wages. … [Read more...] about Are You Ready?
by Rafael Medoff JNS.org They may not wear those classic blue “kibbutznik hats,” but some Ethiopians, Sudanese, and Eritreans may soon be establishing Israeli-style communes in eastern Africa. It’s part of an innovative project launched by young Israelis to deal with the problem of the tens of thousands of African refugees who have slipped across the Egypt-Israel border during the past several years. … [Read more...] about Kibbutzim in Africa?
Internationally renowned jewellery company Yvel, the Israeli NGO, Yedid: The Association for Community Empowerment, and World ORT’s arm in Israel, Kadima Mada, have teamed up to provide an inspirational training program for Ethiopian olim. A new intake of 21 students has just embarked on the one-year jewellery making course, graduates of which will work at Yvel or in Megemaria, the company set up by Yvel founders Isaac and Orna Levy to … [Read more...] about Megemaria Shines as it Trains Ethiopian Immigrants in the Art of Jewellery
We Must Look To The Past To Know The Future (George Santayana) by Shuey Fogel The headlines in 2012 were all about looking to the future. While there were some stories with immediate consequences, the effects of most of the headlines will only rear their heads in 2013 (at the earliest). Change in the wind? Yes. On the ground, not so much. … [Read more...] about Future Trends in Israel’s Nonprofit Sector: A Review of the Top Headlines in 2012