Do you know superb professionals working in the New York nonprofit sector who are ready to step up and make an impact on the Jewish community? UJA-Federation of New York welcomes nominations for the 2019 cohort of The Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership. Ruskay Fellows are rising stars who work in nonprofits serving the Jewish community in New York City, Long Island or Westchester. Eligible candidates must have between 4-9 years … [Read more...] about Nominations Open: Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership
By Emily Winograd Vulnerability. Honesty. Risk-Taking. If you’re like many of us, these words more likely describe your improv class than the last professional conference you attended. With a full agenda of speakers, breakouts, and networking, professional gatherings often hit the mark on delivering high-quality, dynamic content, but don’t always create the space to wrestle with challenging questions or to explore new directions for a … [Read more...] about The Art of Risk-Taking: 3 Things We Learned at this Year’s Collaboratory
By Erik Ludwig
The purpose of this memo is to frame a conversation about the contemporary context of Jewish nonprofit organizations and the increased importance of a Jewish nonprofit leadership pipeline to develop professionals with the core competencies to lead Jewish life into the next century.
Jewish American philanthropy can largely be understood within the larger trends of the American nonprofit sector and philanthropy. … [Read more...] about WHO’S GOT NEXT:
Understanding the Need for a Jewish Nonprofit Leadership Pipeline
By Shira Loewenstein On an unusually cold Sunday in March, I joined my fellow DeLeT Alumni Network (DAN) colleagues, DeLeT MAT professors and other educators from Jewish and public schools at Brandeis University for the tenth annual Teacher Forum. This event, co-sponsored by the DeLeT Alumni Network and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education brings educators together to explore central ideas in teaching and … [Read more...] about Teacher Research for all Teachers
By Dr. Hal M. Lewis The story is told about Abraham Lincoln who was said to have challenged an interlocutor with the riddle, “If you call a tail a leg how many legs does a dog have?” “Five,” he replied. “Wrong,” said Lincoln, “simply calling a tail a leg does not make it so!” I think about this “tale” every time I contemplate the explosion of offerings in our community purporting to be about Jewish leadership. Indeed, in this post-Passover … [Read more...] about What’s Jewish About Jewish Leadership?