from Pew Research Center (a series of reports exploring the behaviors, values and opinions of the teens and twenty-somethings that make up the Millennial Generation): The Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change. Generations, like people, have personalities, and Millennials - the American teens and twenty-somethings who are making the passage into adulthood at the start of a new millennium - have begun to forge theirs: confident, … [Read more...] about The Millennials: Confident. Connected. Open to Change.
One 20-something explains the ups and downs of her personal connection to Jewish philanthropy. by Ariella Lis There is this acquaintance in my life named Philanthropy. Let's call him "Phil" for short. People really like to talk to me about Phil. Lots of important Jews are worried that "my generation" will not give to Jewish causes. But, I ease their anxiety. I'm living proof that Jews in their twenties care a great deal about Jewish … [Read more...] about My Complicated Relationship with Phil
"He whose wisdom exceeds his works, to what may he be compared? To a tree whose branches are many, but whose roots are few; and the wind comes and plucks it up and overturns it upon its face. Rabbi Elazar ben Azarish (Perkei Avot ) “Nothing is secure but life, transition, the energizing spirit.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Hang around a board meeting of any Jewish organization long enough and one can’t help but think there is only one generation of … [Read more...] about WiseGen and the Great Transition
Leora Koller-Fox writing in/on JewSchool: Mazal Tov! It’s an Organization! At its core, CAJE was a place where educators could meet with their colleagues to experiment with innovative, cutting edge ideas about the most essential piece of Judaism - its transmission to the next generation. ... This week, an eblast went out to the membership list to announce the birth of the new grass roots movement. So now I can officially introduce to you … [Read more...] about More on NewCAJE
by Miriam Bader The launch of PresenTense Magazine Issue 9: Philanthropy initiated a stimulating conversation about young Jews and philanthropy at a panel Tuesday night titled “Entitled or Enlightened?”. Cosponsored by PresenTense, The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, and ROI Community, the event, which took place at the Samuel Bronfman Foundation offices in New York, featured panelists Rabbi Andy Bachman of Congregation Beth Elohim, Gali … [Read more...] about Entitled or Enlightened?