Peas in a Pod: Collaboration: All the Rage in the Nonprofit World, But is it Right for Everybody? By Robert Evans The news that three historically prominent suburban Philadelphia synagogues - two Conservative and one Reform - planned to combine their religious schools into a single supplementary Hebrew school last month made big waves. It garnered major coverage from the Jewish Exponent, the weekly newspaper covering the Philadelphia region. … [Read more...] about Collaboration: All the Rage in the Nonprofit World, But is it Right for Everybody?
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By Aaron Levi This is the second in a series of articles written by participants and alumni of the YU Certificate Program in Experiential Jewish Education (EJE), highlighting EJE related ideas and practices. Jack Wertheimer and Steven M. Cohen’s recently published articles in Mosaic argue that more Jewish education (specifically day school education) will result in increased Jewish endogamy and more Jewish babies, stating: “The gradient of … [Read more...] about Experiential Jewish Education: A Response to Pew
Being a Jewish communal professional today is more a statement about current employment than professional identity. By Matt Freedman Six months ago, I ended nearly 23 years of continuous professional service in Jewish communal organizations. From the day I graduated college, until that day six months ago, I spent not a single day of professional work outside Jewish communal organizations. Nor, until perhaps nine months ago, did the idea of … [Read more...] about The Changing Nature of a Jewish Communal Professional
Hillel International has announced a major initiative to mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 and other major civil rights achievements with special guest speakers and programming for students throughout the country, as part of Hillel's commitment to Jewish learning and social justice. "Countless Jews stood shoulder to shoulder with African Americans during this turning point in American history, and Jews the … [Read more...] about Hillel International Launches Civil Rights Initiative
How the new Jewish women's foundations are changing Jewish philanthropy and women's lives By Susan Weidman Schneider [eJP note: The following article appeared in the Spring 2002 issue of Lilith Magazine. It is reprinted as a response to Women’s Philanthropy - Change Is In the Air, published on eJP yesterday.] Ten years ago, a Jewish woman with a feminist consciousness and a checkbook had to read carefully and listen hard to support … [Read more...] about From Pushke to Power Suit