In Moscow today, the Jewish Agency and the Genesis Philanthropy Group reached an agreement on widening the scope of mutual cooperation in the field of Jewish education and in the strengthening of Jewish identity of Russian-speaking Jews in the Russian Federation and in other former Soviet Union countries. Among other projects, this cooperation includes support of Jewish schools and summer camps. Within the framework of the agreement, Genesis … [Read more...] about JAFI and Genesis Philanthropy Forge Agreement on Educational Activities
Nearly two thirds (61 percent) of Russian charitable organisations say their funding has dropped as a result of the recession and over half (52 percent) say they have already lost a quarter or more of their funding. These findings come from the first research, on the impact of the recession on charities in Russia and are published in “Philanthropy in the context of the economic crisis” - a report by CAF Russia, Zircon Research Group, … [Read more...] about Russian Charities Endure First Recession
Compass, the first-ever guide to more than thirty of Europe's most innovative and effective Jewish organizations and programs, has just been released by the Westbury Group, an informal network of international Jewish philanthropic organizations and individual funders. The handbook highlights a revival of activity and engagement in the Jewish communities of Europe and the former Soviet Union. Copies of Compass are now available online in a … [Read more...] about New Guide Sheds Light On Exciting Advances in European Jewish Life
Savvy donors are no longer interested in flattering self-portraits from charities. They want more transparency from impact reporting as the UK's Celina Ribeiro tells us. Donors are becoming more demanding. Charities can no longer hang ‘genius at work’ signs outside their doors and expect their supporters to wait patiently to be shown a finished masterpiece. Organisations are being asked to show works in progress and any mistakes that are … [Read more...] about Impact Reporting Takes Hold
Forty Presenters; Eighty Workshops; Seven Hours With the Russian-Jewish community making up 25% of New York's Jewish community, the time has come to make serious efforts to weave the young adult demographic of this community into the fabric of American Jewish life. To respond to this challenge, an exciting one-day happening, A Taste of Limmud - organized under the expanding umbrella of Limmud FSU, is happening right now on the campus of The … [Read more...] about Limmud FSU Comes to America; and WestHampton Will Never Be the Same Again!