I meet with four to six new olim (immigrants) from North America each month as they seek my counsel and advice during their search for meaningful work in Israel’s voluntary sector. Most of the time olim are referred to me by people who know me or have heard of my work in the third sector in Israel. I have been on the new immigrant networking list for many years, and I am happy to share my suggestions, expertise, and experience with them. I am … [Read more...] about The New Immigrant and the Israeli Nonprofit Organization
Jewish professionals are today contending with an array of institutional and structural challenges. By Steven Windmueller, Ph.D. On February 8th the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion will formally dedicate the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management. The changing character of the nonprofit sector in general and the Jewish communal field in particular affords the Zelikow School a unique opportunity to prepare future … [Read more...] about Creating a New Model of Jewish Professional Leadership
By Eran Vaisben, Ed.D. The Pipeline Alliance initiative recently created by key foundations in the Jewish world should be embraced by rabbinical schools and nonprofit management programs. The Pipeline Alliance’s purpose of cultivating a new generation of leadership has the potential to reshape American Jewry as we know it. I began to realize the importance of leadership training and development through my recent doctorate research study. … [Read more...] about Ready to Lead? Well – Not Exactly. But Here is an Opportunity.
How can we invest in our co-workers so that they are not only successful in their jobs but also feel inspired, challenged and pushed to go above and beyond in life? By David Cygielman When I started my first job in the Jewish community, my boss had just begun his six week summer trip to Cambodia. Instead of setting up a training or onboarding schedule for me before he left, he simply told me to “read books that will make you better, spend … [Read more...] about Going Beyond Professional Growth to Personal Growth
Assisting a staff member who wants to pursue further education and training is not only a benefit to the individual professional but also has added value for the nonprofit organization. By Stephen G. Donshik I often receive phone calls from professionals in the nonprofit sector who are interested in pursuing advanced degrees and applying to Hebrew University’s MA Program in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. I have been struck by how many … [Read more...] about Investing in Professional Development of Agency Staff Members