By Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D. The key to business success is serving the customer - figuring out what he or she needs and delivering on that need. But who are the customers of nonprofit organizations, our donors or our clients? More specifically, who are the customers of our Federations? I believe our customers are the institutions, programs and services that make up the Jewish Public Sphere, the … [Read More...] about Who are Federation’s Customers? (Hint: it is not our donors)
Reactions to the Bay Area Portrait of Jewish Life and Communities By Rabbi Andrew Kastner “California is like America, only more so.” Wallace Stegner When I moved to California, I wanted to see the future. I was overcome by what the West might foretell for the rest of the country. Not the technological future, though there is plenty of opportunity for that, but rather the cultural future … [Read More...] about Bay Area Jews – We’ll be Alright, Right?
By Dr. Ron Wolfson It’s that time of year. T’is the season for “let’s program next year.” Executive directors, program directors, rabbis, educators and lay leaders huddle in offices with 2018-19 calendars splayed out in front of them to figure out what big events, worship experiences, adult education courses, and all sorts of meetings need […]
By Rabbi Darren Levine The First Positive Judaism Summit was held in New York City on Wednesday March 23 at the 92nd St. Y. Positive Judaism is a new platform for Jewish life in the 21st Century that lives at the intersection of Jewish life and the science of wellbeing and happiness. The central theme […]
[In response to How Many Jewish Undergraduates? published May 22, 2018.] By Matthew E. Berger For thousands of high school students and their parents, the Hillel College Guide serves as a valuable resource in the college search process. The information provided in our guide, both in print and online, helps prospective college students gain an […]
By Robert Hyfler, PhD Summertime soldiers need not apply. When you accept a position on a board or governance committee you sanctify the communal space through your commitment, energy and good will. Indeed, to call you a volunteer does little justice to your role. You are a financially unremunerated professional and must hold yourself to […]