Lilith Magazine is celebrating a milestone birthday! and to mark the occasion, the theme of their Fall 2016 issue is "4 Decades and Counting." Joining with Lilith in celebration, we're adding to the discussion we began last week on Jewish women's philanthropy, by reaching back twenty three years into Lilith's archives to share with our readers the following piece. ***** Feminist Philanthropy By Susan Weidman Schneider Originally published … [Read more...] about As Lilith Turns 40, a Look Back at Jewish Women’s Philanthropy
How the new Jewish women's foundations are changing Jewish philanthropy and women's lives By Susan Weidman Schneider [eJP note: The following article appeared in the Spring 2002 issue of Lilith Magazine. It is reprinted as a response to Women’s Philanthropy - Change Is In the Air, published on eJP yesterday.] Ten years ago, a Jewish woman with a feminist consciousness and a checkbook had to read carefully and listen hard to support … [Read more...] about From Pushke to Power Suit
[eJP note: The following article appeared in the Winter 1993 issue of Lilith Magazine. Twenty-one years later, it is still meaningful and relevant.] By Susan Weidman Schneider Part One: Women’s giving to “mainstream” Jewish organizations Jewish women today control more wealth than ever before - as wage-earners, beneficiaries of estates, directors of companies, board members of foundations and women’s funds, and as the ones in charge of … [Read more...] about Jewish Women’s Philanthropy
by Susan Weidman Schneider I’ve been revisiting a 1997 article in Lilith entitled “Jewish Latency,” featured on the cover as “The Jews We Lose.” It’s all about a project Lilith created with the help of a grant from New York UJA-Federation to engage New York Jews in their 20s, just out of college, who found no niche in the Jewish world after having felt very empowered in their campus years. David Cygielman, CEO of Moishe House, writing in … [Read more...] about Are Jewish Sororities an Untapped Opportunity?
by Susan Weidman Schneider eJP has reported several times on the conflicts between emerging/ startup organizations/ courting the young vs Boomers/established brands/”legacy” organizations. Here’s other news: this tension does NOT come to the fore in the world of women. Women’s legacy organizations have often been funders of, supporters of, and horn-tooters for projects initiated by younger women activists. I’ve been thinking about this as … [Read more...] about Women Are Not Part of the Intergenerational Schism in Jewish Life