from The Canadian Jewish News: Toronto hosts think tank on social entrepreneurship Last week, UJA?Federation of Greater Toronto hosted a two-day international think tank on Jewish innovation and social entrepreneurship. About 30 people - social entrepreneurs (people who use a business model to address societal issues), researchers in the field, and funders - took part in the event. Approximately a third were Canadian, and there was one … [Read more...] about Nurturing Jewish Innovation
In what we believe is a first for an Israel based initiative of its kind, Alexander Muss High School in Israel has added Google's latest translator tool to the top-right hand corner of every page of their website. As AMHSI endeavors to expand to international markets, the ability to instantly translate into 51 different languages offers them measurable marketing advantages. The school is already creating buzz in France among potential … [Read more...] about AMHSI Scores a First With Google Translate
A few weeks ago one of my friends suggested a new game - innovation bingo. The rules are simple, sit in a room full of under-40 Jewish volunteers and professionals and wait until the word ‘innovation’ (or some variant) is used. Then yell bingo, and you win. The real fun, my friend joked, is not whether someone wins, but how quickly it takes for someone to win. Unfortunately, nothing about Jewish innovation is as simple as the rules to my friend’s … [Read more...] about Not Too Small to Matter: Hybrid Organizations and the Future of Jewish Innovation
Over the past year or so, we've often written about the projects and the people, connected to the PresenTense network. Most of the stories have centered around their flagship fellowship program that takes place here in Jerusalem each summer. However, before there was a summer institute, there was PresenTense Magazine. Like eJewish Philanthropy, the magazine is as an all volunteer effort; and one that "provides a nurturing environment where Jewish … [Read more...] about Why Should We Care?
Visit the PresenTense Open House to experience first hand the future of Israel and meet the social entrepreneurs who are lunching and managing ventures that take on social challenges facing Israel and the Jewish People. Located in the heart of the German Colony, PresenTense's Hub offers workspace, a conference room, conversation clusters and an environment that is both inspiring and animating. Come hear about PresenTense's range of … [Read more...] about In Israel for Sukkot? Come Join in The Future of the Jewish People