By Dr. Misha Galperin In the summer of 2015 an anonymous “federation professional” published an article in eJewishPhilanthropy commenting on the imminent demise of the federations in the light of competitive landscape and other factors. I had then asked a number of current and past lay and professional federation leaders to answer a series of questions about federations’ present and future. A number of them including Michael Siegal, Cindy … [Read more...] about Of Customers, Federations and Donors.
The American Jewish Scene
By Mike Friedman, Ed.M. I don’t watch much television these days, but when I do, Shark Tank is a go-to. Perhaps surprising, one of the biggest draws for me is that I have no desire to become an entrepreneur, at least not like the ones on the show. An intrapreneur, however, is more my style. They make change from within an existing organization while embracing the mindset of the entrepreneurs we see on Shark Tank to do similar, yet arguably … [Read more...] about Uncovering our Community’s Greatest Assets: Intrapreneurs
By Rabbi David Baum [The following article is offered as a partnership between eJP and the Clergy Leadership Incubator program (CLI). CLI is a two-year program to support and encourage congregational rabbis and rabbinic entrepreneurs in the areas of innovative thinking, change management and institutional transformation. CLI is directed by Rabbi Sid Schwarz and is fiscally sponsored by Hazon. Each month CLI offers a Synagogue Innovation Blog. … [Read more...] about Entering Paradise: Going Deeper into Covenantal Community
By Adina Kay-Gross, for The Covenant Foundation When 1998 Covenant Award recipient Rabbi Elana Kanter established the Women’s Jewish Learning Center in Phoenix, Arizona in 2010, she often heard the same questions over and over: “Why are you starting a learning center for women only?” “Isn’t that a step backward?” Kanter understood the sentiments; after all, our society has come a long way since the days of Betty Friedan and the women’s … [Read more...] about Jewish Women Change the Landscape of Communal Life Through Mentorship and Study
By Rabbi Adam Grossman
I commend the attempt by Leonard Saxe, Michelle Shain, Graham Wright and Shahar Hecht to accurately isolate the number of Jewish students on U.S. college campuses in the article, How Many Jewish Undergraduates?.
Our team at the University of Florida (UF) Hillel believes that understanding this number is important to ensure accountability in our work and to maximize Jewish and Israel engagement for Jewish college … [Read more...] about How Many Jewish Undergraduates:
A Response from UF Hillel