by Jon Levisohn Jewish service-learning is a hot topic, and rightly so. Funders, policy makers and academics have noticed a groundswell of activism and energy in the Jewish world, especially among young people, and have hopped on board. This has led to an expansion of service-learning opportunities for young Jews. This is a good thing. But what are the goals of service-learning? Service-learning is, obviously, related to service, and … [Read more...] about Thinking about the Goals of Jewish Service-Learning
JPRO Network/ formerly Jewish Communal Service Association of NA
About two months back we posted an article, Do you run a Jewish Organization, in which we noted launch of a new and very timely survey research study, "CEO-Level" Transitioning and Leadership Continuity in Jewish Nonprofits. The initial projections assumed 150-200 total respondents (top level execs) from all fields. When the data collection concluded Dec 31st, a total of 438 execs completed the survey with large numbers from synagogues (100), … [Read more...] about Update: Do You Run a Jewish Organization?
Within the next 3-5 years there is projected to be a huge and rather ominous transfer of professional leadership at the very top level in virtually all fields of Jewish Communal Service in North America. How are these “CEOs”, (title used generically for executive directors, presidents, EVPs, Heads of Schools, etc.) viewing and proactively planning for their “stepping down” period? How are their boards and organizations anticipating it, as … [Read more...] about Do You Run a Jewish Organization?
Sarah Y. Eisenman and Shauna Waltman have been honored with the 2011 Young Professional Award of the Jewish Communal Service Association. The Award, the most prestigious for young professionals in Jewish community service, will be presented during the upcoming Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly in Denver. Eisenman, Director of Next Generation and Service Initiatives, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and … [Read more...] about 2011 Young Professional Award Winners Announced
by Erica Schacter Schwartz Is funding innovation economy-sensitive? Does it flourish during good times and wane during an economic downturn? Has the relationship between young funders and innovation been a mere fling that is likely to unravel from the pressures of a new economic reality? Based on conversations with some young funders and professional staff from across the Jewish philanthropic landscape, the answer appears to be “no.” The … [Read more...] about Young Funders: To Innovate or Not to Innovate: That Is the Question