by Rachel Cort In past weeks, I’ve presented four interlocking competencies for Jewish professionals who seek to serve unengaged Millennials. I’ve argued that unengaged Millennials constitute a new market that is best served not by existing Jewish opportunities, but by innovations that disrupt the existing paradigms of Jewish life. Such disruptive innovations can be created using the design thinking process, which requires us to deeply … [Read more...] about “Traditionally Radical” Jewish Learning
The debate over the impact of intermarriage on the future of the American Jewish community frequently returns to one question: does outreach to the intermarried work? What do we really know about the long-term effects of outreach to the intermarried? To date, most of what we know about intermarried families comes from large, general population studies such as the National Jewish Population Study and the more recent study by the Pew Research … [Read more...] about Mothers of Other Backgrounds Raising Jewish Children Make More Jewish Choices After Participating in JOI’s The Mothers Circle
Most of us now realize that it is more accurate to see Jewish education for our children as a critical community resource that is being priced out of reach for its own community. A more structural perspective, one that sees the issue as an affordability gap, will change our approach to problem solving. by Michael Bentley The one who scavenges the leftovers that fall from his own table becomes better fed than the others for a little while. But … [Read more...] about L’Vanecha Trust – Starting a Conversation about Jewish Continuity Insurance and Day School Affordability
by Nigel Savage and Jon Marker "Seeds of Opportunity: A National Study of Immersive Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education" - also known as the JOFEE Report - was released yesterday by the Jim Joseph Foundation, Leichtag Foundation, The Morningstar Foundation, Rose Community Foundation, Schusterman Family Foundation, UJA-Federation of New York, and Hazon. … [Read more...] about The JOFEE Report: Lessons, Successes and Challenges
What Do a Wake-Up Call, a Reporter and the Next Generation Have in Common? Or Israeli Philanthropy from the Perspective of an Israeli Philanthropist by Avi Naor A conversation I had with an American colleague, a board member and donor for one of Israel's leading cultural institutions, made me realize the dialogue between the Israeli- and non-Israeli philanthropists and activists was at a critical crossroad: She told me she wants to … [Read more...] about What Do a Wake-Up Call, a Reporter and the Next Generation Have in Common?