The latest data release from the American Jewish Population Project includes updates on the youngest generation of American Jewish adults including demographics and political leanings: … [Read more...] about Who are the American Jewish Millennials?
According to a newly released study from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, a national organization of nonprofit capacity builders, chairs of nonprofit boards in the U.S. are poorly equipped to lead their organizations and have little contact with their communities, constituents, funders and the media. Of those that did prepare, their primary source of training was through the observation of prior chairs, regardless if they were effective … [Read more...] about Study says: Board Chairs Unprepared, Disengaged
By Jeffrey Solomon and Caren Yanis Within the next five to seven years, 75 to 90 percent of Jewish nonprofit organizations will be faced with the daunting challenge of replacing their retiring CEOs and senior leaders. The key to filling these spots with highly qualified individuals is a strong pipeline that leads to the top. But with organizations already struggling to attract and retain talent, we have to ask ourselves: Are Jewish … [Read more...] about Are Jewish Organizations Great Places to Work? Six Findings from Leading Edge’s Pilot Employee Engagement Survey
No matter which Jewish summer camp children attend, they will likely come away with the message that Hebrew is a part of Jewish life. By Sharon Avni, Sarah Bunin Benor and Jonathan Krasner “Chanichim, follow your madrichim to the teatron for peulat erev.” For those not conversant in the language of many American Jewish overnight summer camps, that means “campers, follow your counselors to the theater for the evening activity.” Why do … [Read more...] about Hebrew at Camp is about Connection, Not Proficiency: Results of a New Survey
By David Eisner Across the country, organizations and leaders are looking for proven ways to engage the so-called “unaffiliated” Jewish young adults who don’t connect with the “organized” Jewish community. Finding these young adults is not as mysterious as you might hear: head to a multi-ethnic, urban neighborhood that’s grappling with gentrification; spend some time in a second-hand book store; or hang out at a boutique coffee shop. They’ll … [Read more...] about How Young Adults Serve with Others and Build New Jewish Community at the Same Time