Insights from a panel discussion hosted by Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles On a recent evening, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) hosted donors and friends for a panel discussion on next-generation engagement. This universal topic is front of mind with Jewish leaders striving to create pathways of inclusion and connectivity to Judaism for “Gen X” and millennials. The four panelists - Jewish innovators … [Read more...] about Social Innovators Share Thoughts on Next Generation Jewish Engagement
By Alex Pomson and Yehudit Werchow When Masa Israel Journey was launched in 2004, almost all of the five-and-a-half-thousand young people who participated in the program’s long-term Israel-based experiences were under the age of twenty-four. They were taking a gap year or experiencing a semester abroad. Just a few hundred were college graduates. In recent years, the demographics of those coming on programs has changed. Today, about a third … [Read more...] about Emerging Adults Choosing Long-term Programs in Israel – Questions Inspired by the Evaluation of Masa Israel Journey
By Karen Schwartz Edelsburg, 29, knew he’d have a good time at Tuesday night’s Tech Tribe Chanukah celebration. It’s a group of people he can relate to, he says, with similar interests, where he can find friendship, mentorship and business connections. Edelsburg was one of 30 people gathered in Midtown Manhattan to light the world’s first GIF menorah at The Yard, a co-working space overlooking Herald Square. The event was hosted by Tech … [Read more...] about GIF Menorah Highlights New York Tech Tribe Event
By Ross Beroff In August of 2010, Sandy Cardin, president of The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, published an op-ed on the need for more programs to empower and develop the next generation of Jewish leaders. In the op-ed, he quoted and disagreed with the late Charles Schusterman z"l, who said, "Another leadership development program? Don’t we already have enough of them in the Jewish world? What I think we need are some … [Read more...] about Wanted: The Next Generation of Jewish Followers
By Yoni Heilman As the country recovers from what, by any measure, was a stunning political upset, one question stands out perhaps more than any other. How did we not see this coming? Despite the ongoing email scandal and the shifting momentum, nearly every poll had this election in the bag for Hillary Clinton. How did the media get it wrong? How did the pollsters get it wrong? One emerging answer is that we, as Americans, don’t understand … [Read more...] about Who Are We?