The organizations included in the Guide are driving the future of Jewish life and engagement by motivating new audiences to participate in their work and responding to the needs of individuals and communities - both within and beyond the Jewish community - as never before. Slingshot has released Slingshot ‘16 - its eleventh annual guide to North America’s most innovative Jewish organizations. The Guide, a go-to resource for volunteers, … [Read more...] about Introducing the Slingshot Class of 2016
By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy It doesn’t take a genius to recognize that the next generation of Jews is experiencing faith differently than its predecessors. In a contemporary world, it's wise to be flexible and evolve. The alternative: deterioration. It was this realization says Shirley Idelson, dean of HUC-JIR/New York, which led Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) to launch its Be Wise … [Read more...] about In the Spirit of Entrepreneurism: Be Wise Fellows make Judaism More Relevant
By Naomi Korb Weiss and Guy Spigelman A touch-free smartphone controlled by eye movements, designed for people who have limited use of their hands. University students donating unused meal points to their food insecure community. A plan to bring a local eruv online by digitizing the checking process, designed by a Colorado teen. A cupcake bakery launched by two Bedouin women in the Negev. A networking and empowerment forum for … [Read more...] about Leaders of the PresenTense: Launching Our 2015-16 Accelerators
By Lisa Lepson In the late 1990s, many of us saw a Jewish community with great potential for change. But it lagged far behind in nourishing new ideas. Specific segments of the Jewish community received very little attention or were being ignored almost entirely: LGBT Jews, Jews of color, young Jewish leaders - to name only a few. In response to these problems, Joshua Venture Group (JVG) launched its signature Dual Investment Program back in … [Read more...] about An Investment in Social Entrepreneurs Yields Real Value, Unexpected and Welcome Returns
An innovative partnership between Hillel International and PresenTense will enable students at campuses throughout the U.S. to have the opportunity to participate in the “Hillel International Social Startup Fellowship.” This new six-month, intensive, virtual fellowship will give students access to training, support, mentors and access to a network of hundreds of social entrepreneurs. Hillel International intends to identify and work with at … [Read more...] about Hillel, PresenTense Partner to Create Innovative Social Startup Fellowship Program in U.S.