OLAM, which conducted the study, hopes data will spur increased volunteerism and funding By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy Jewish and Israeli organizations are spending around $125 million annually to serve 3 million vulnerable individuals around the world, according to a study presented Monday, June 12, at OLAM’s Focal Point conference in New York. They survey - the first of its kind - takes an in-depth look at the field of … [Read more...] about New Study: Jewish, Israeli Organizations spend around $125 million annually on Global Impact Work
The Jewish People Policy Institute has released two action-oriented papers that focus on the deep challenges facing Jewish continuity in North America. "Family, Engagement, and Jewish Continuity among American Jews," was prepared at JPPI by Profs. Sylvia Barack Fishman and Steven M. Cohen. The authors surmise that considerable disturbing evidence points to deeply challenging trends in America’s Jewish families - late marriage, intermarriage, … [Read more...] about New Papers Released on Challenges Facing Jewish Continuity in North American
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?