by Abigail Pickus A few years back, the Jewish community experienced a start-up explosion. It was a heady time and one that spoke to a new chapter of innovation and diversity in Jewish life. But now that the honeymoon is over, what’s next? That question and more propelled Bikkurim, a New York-based “incubator for New Jewish ideas,” to commission an in-depth report to identify the unique needs of Jewish post-start-ups and make … [Read more...] about What Does a Post-Start-Up Need? Bikkurim Finds Out
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by Shawn Landres People sometimes ask me how Jumpstart balances what appear to be the competing dimensions of our work: global vs. local, research vs. advocacy, startups vs. the “establishment,” and, most fraught of all, funders vs. grantees. The thing is, we just don’t see our work that way. In our effort to help make Judaism & Jewish life vibrant and relevant, we know we gain strength and purpose by working together. Changemakers with … [Read more...] about Increasing Supply, Not Only Demand
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
The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Sharsheret a grant to develop survivorship programming and culturally-relevant resources for young Jewish breast cancer survivors. The CDC grant is a three-year cooperative agreement to support breast cancer awareness in young women. According to the CDC, "This new program will provide resources to organizations to establish or enhance existing support services for young … [Read more...] about Sharsheret Receives CDC Grant