By Chuck Cohen What are your passions? What are the causes that you support? Do you want your support to continue beyond your lifetime? Those are the questions I ask myself when making philanthropic decisions, and that I encourage my clients to ask themselves in their estate planning. I posed those same questions to Jewish community members when, in 1998, I was asked to chair a legacy campaign with my local Federation. The goal was to … [Read more...] about What Will Your Legacy Be?
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By Dovid Margolin This is the third in a five-part series on Chabad’s impact on Jewish life in Argentina, one of the largest Jewish communities in the world. Buenos Aires, Argentina - A broad, barrel-chested man, Gabi Levinsky rose to address 150 fellow parents gathered in the cafeteria of the Wolfsohn-Tabacinic School. It was Friday night, and children ran freely around the room as Shabbat dinner stretched late into the muggy Argentine … [Read more...] about Day School Gets High Marks for Turning the Jewish Educational Tide in Buenos Aires
By Herbert J Gans The study "A Portrait of Jewish Americans" issued by the Pew Research Center in October 2013 has been widely discussed and debated. However, one piece of the portrait deserves further, discussion; the so called JNRs, Jews of No Religion who do not identify with or are not connected to any religion. They are probably the fastest growing non orthodox sector of the American Jewish community, and Part Two of this article will … [Read more...] about Jews of No Religion and the Future of American Jewry
By Michelle Shapiro Abraham Every day I feel honored and humbled by the blessing of my work. Creating youth engagement opportunities for the URJ takes me from synagogues, classrooms, and offices, to camps, retreats, conferences, and preschool programs. The settings are varied but the goal is the same. Our purpose as Jewish educators is to connect, empower, and partner. To do this, we need to think beyond and between the traditional boundaries … [Read more...] about 9 Jewish Education Lessons from the Field
By Lindsay Ganci [Intro: This article is Part 1 in a series about the long-term impact of Jewish teen philanthropy. Jewish teen foundations have successfully engaged a new generation of philanthropists, with thousands of teens giving away millions of grant dollars to nonprofit organizations while learning Jewish values. As part of this series, the Jewish Teen Funders Network releases “Jewish Teen Philanthropy: What is the Long-Term Impact?” a … [Read more...] about Transforming a Community