Tax policy changes proposed by Congress and the Administration would reduce charitable giving by up to $13.1 billion, new research conducted by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy indicates. Researchers also found that adding a charitable deduction for non-itemizing taxpayers to the policy proposals would likely more than offset the loss in charitable giving from the proposals and generate up to $4.8 billion in … [Read more...] about Tax Policy Proposals Would Reduce Charitable Giving, New Study Finds
By Rabbi Dan Judson, Lianna Levine Reisner, Cantor Adina H. Frydman “Engaging members in conversations about the meaning and value of membership can only benefit and renew the life of a congregation.” Two years ago, Synergy - a division of UJA-Federation of New York focused on helping synagogues thrive - sponsored research surveying synagogues that had eliminated dues and transitioned to a voluntary commitment model. In a voluntary … [Read more...] about Connections, Cultivation and Commitment: New Insights on Voluntary Dues
“When we elevate early-childhood educators’ knowledge about Israel, Israel has the power to become a real and dynamic society, rather than a once-a-year holiday.” By Sasha Kopp [Editorial note: Masters students at the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management write theses or capstone projects involving original research about topics of interest to Jewish organizations. eJewish … [Read more...] about How Can We Make Israel More Than Just a Holiday?
By Yossi Prager The AVI CHAI Foundation is delighted to release a new research report by Dr. Alex Pomson and Dr. Jack Wertheimer on the teaching of Hebrew language in Jewish day schools. As a foundation that has devoted significant energy and tens of millions of dollars toward Hebrew teaching and learning, we see a number of opportunities for future action emerging from the report. We hope that the reflections below will be helpful to others … [Read more...] about Hebrew for What?: Hebrew at the Heart of Jewish Day Schools
By Adam Tilove and Yael Kidron In England, the Head of School (school principal) is often known as the Head Teacher. Aside from the fundraising, marketing, grant writing, disciplinary issues and communications, there is still one role the Head of School plays that is too often dismissed - that of teacher. Moreover, when this teaching occurs, the impact can quickly move from faculty meetings, to classrooms, and even to the playground. As an … [Read more...] about On the Importance of Professional Development for School Leaders